Pride Can be a Moving Thing If We Learn The Strength of No … by Dr Kathleen “Kelly”Levinstein

Voices From the Land Michfest Changed My Life

I am a 56 year old Autistic Womon who set foot on the land at 19 years old the first time. I was fearful, self hating, ashamed of my body ,my Disability and filled with self hate from the multiple rapes and torture that I had endured living as a Disabled womon in this culture that hates both wimmin and …

“Michigan” by Kristie Vogel

ssml Michigan Moments

I helped to produce the first 8 festivals. Many things about those years are meaningful to me. Here are just some ways Michigan touched my heart and grew me as a lesbian womon. During those years we used 3 different land locations. The third and final became our permanent home. Each one I loved more than the last one. Each …

First Fest: First Shower

Voices From the Land My First Michfest

As the anxiety surrounding attending my first Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival swirled in my head, one key concept kept repeating:  communal showers–outside.  How was I going to be naked in front of God knows how many women–and CLEAN myself?  Sure, I prepared for this by going to a Korean spa over the winter and it wasn’t too bad (I even …

Michfest at Night by Rowan Flamm

Voices From the Land My First Michfest

I had never been to Michfest for a variety of reasons.   I’ve always loved the outdoors but hadn’t camped in at least a decade.  However, pitching my tent felt as natural as walking.  I was lucky enough to get my tent up before dark on Monday night.  Crawled in and slept deeply.   I had camped out past the Meditation Circle …

I would love the opportunity

Voices From the Land Read Six Day Ticket Submissions

For the last few years, I’ve met many women for whom Michfest has been extremely meaningful.  I’ve wanted to go, but, being a student with summer classes, never could.  I graduate this year, and, for the first time, was going to be able to go in summer of 2016.  I was heartbroken when I realized that I would never be …

Ask Me About Michfest

Voices From the Land Read Six Day Ticket Submissions

I came out at the young age of 34.  After a couple bad relationships, I found myself to be a lesbian living in a heterosexual world without so much as one lesbian friend.  Tired of just floating through life feeling as if I had no place to call home- no one to relate to, I joined an online dating site. …