Words Fail To Describe by Bronco

Voices From the Land What Michfest Means to Me

When I was 14 years old, nonconforming, and wanting to rise to heaven’s heights,  I went to the convent.  Luckily, guided by my guardian angel,  I arrived at the young, progressive, nurturing St Francis convent in Tiffin, OH. What my time there was to me I can never manage to express in words.   My life was so incredibly enhanced by …

Michfest is my Teacher, my Lover, My Life’s Best Friend by Roni

Voices From the Land What Michfest Means to Me

I wish I could remember exactly who invited me to attend my first Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival in 1978 or ’79.   I’d really like to thank her.  The festival has helped raise me to be more compassionate, more courageous, more lesbian identified to name just a few major qualities.  As a child, I’d never gotten to go to Summer Camp. …

Long Live Michfest by Mae Sellers

Voices From the Land What Michfest Means to Me

Last year I attended the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) conference of Creating Change in Houston, Texas 2014. My wonderful team and I went as as a presenters for this necessary conference. It was my first time attending and this conference and unfortunately I left with the impression that as a Deaf person, I was not an equally …

This Woman’s Frontier by Tek

Voices From the Land What Michfest Means to Me

To be honest, it was fun and I loved it, and I knew that it was a unique experience. But it was my fourth August when I fully discovered Festival meaning for myself. I drove to Michigan; afraid, in the middle of a depressive episode, heartbroken, financially strapped after having to pay to get rid of my ex-girlfriend, lost and feeling utterly and absolutely alone. It was to be a get-away from all that I needed to handle at home; a break from being dumped. A romp, a frolic, just camping in the woods surrounded by lesbians.