Tag Archives: Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival
My response to the request to boycott the Michigan Festival. April 11, 2013 Dear Community Sisters and Performers of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, I want to give Alyson Palmer a standing ovation for her brilliant and eloquently crafted letter in response to the trans-activist’s call to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival performers to boycott […]
April 11, 2013 Letter to the Community On March 28, an activist named Red Durkin posted a petition on Change.org asking artists and attendees to boycott the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival until organizers fully and openly welcome all self-identified women. This petition has intensified a long-running debate about and within the Festival, a […]
I listen to music that is “not Feminist.” I know that it is “not Feminist.” I still like it. I eat meat, although I was a vegetarian for many years. I drive a car. I have a chronic medical condition. I forget to turn off the lights sometimes when I leave a room (I do […]
What I would say to a trans*sister, whoever you are: I first went to MichFest in 2002, and it was wonderful and amazing. When I left, my feet stood on the earth more solidly, and my gaze was level. When I first heard about various trans* conflicts on the Land, I stopped and thought about […]
“It’s just fucking typical that a man-born lesbian can’t get the concept of not being allowed somewhere.”
Excerpt from Diane DiMassa Interview Bitch magazine, Summer 2004 (Issue #25) [About a musical based on DiMassa’s cartoon, Hothead Paisan being premiered at Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, which excludes transsexual women:] Bitch: What about the MTFs?
If it’s August, it’s the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (MWMF), where women from across the globe congregate in the woods of Michigan to jam to women’s musicians. Full disclosure – I’ve never been to MWMF, and I am not a big fan of live concerts or crowds. I went to Twin Oaks ‘Women’s Gathering with […]