One of our goals is to make visible the support that already exists within MichFest for the inclusion of our trans-sisters. At Fest 2010, we circulated a bright pink greeting card of welcome. Here are the messages from the card. If you attend MichFest, add your own message of love and welcome.
-Sisterhood should be inclusive - Missing your spirit - Working with you for new spaces as we grow and challenge our own limitations. Sisterhood is Powerful. Jane, Proud to be your sister in struggle
-Welcome! We've missed you. Heart, Marla
-I am so excited to greet you at MichFest. You are a part of this.
We are working hard to stop oppression. Heart & Strength, D
-Welcome beautiful women - We love you! Mary Alice
-You are sexy and brave., Come here, and prepare to be showered in all sorts of love (especially you lesbians). ALL sorts. -Katie
-Come and visit me at my booth next year. The P-Style booth is always a fun place to hang out. Heart, Krista
-We have so much love for you here. We have been working for your celebration. Come and be loved. - Marjorie
-I'm committed to continuing to develop solidarity with my trans
sisters at Michigan next year. See you in August, lovers! XO, Greta
-I'm optimistic about the future of this festival. You can camp in
The Zone anytime! We Heart You! Heart, Marcy
-You belong. -Gigi XO
-Come on in! I'll have cold beer! - Anne
-Heart, Katy hall
- I am SO ready to hang out with you here at Michigan. I really want
you to feel welcome - I'm trying to change things here! - Alusa
-Look forward to seeing you on the land! - Scout
-I hope you come. I hope you trust us to create a loving community
inclusive of all womyn. Please come and bring your whole gorgeous
self! Heart, Bevin
-One day this land will truly welcome all womyn! I look forward to it
and will continue to work for it. With all love, Kris AKA Justin
-I'm excited for the day when we can all be here on the land
together. OPENLY. LOVINGLY. Love, Virge
-I want you here. Love, Anna
-I want you here to better complete the community! This is your space
of healing and safety, too! Peace, Tina
-I work here for you. -K. Wahoo
-Trans allies are everywhere. Yes. Even on "The Land"! Keep on
keeping on! In Solidarity, [name I can't read] (on stage with Sia!
-Sisters. I love this festival with half my life of memories (been
coming since age 14) and I am committed to the evolution and growth I
know can happen here. I will do anything I can to support you and
make it work. With love and hope and excitement, Tara
-This is your home as much as mine. We are not, have not been, and
will never be enemies. We are all one. Heart, Justin
-From the other end of the trans spectrum I wish you were here.
-You! are my lovers my friends my community! Heart, Aubrey
-We love you! You deserve safe magical space too ! XO, JP
-This land is as much yours as it is mine or any of the other womyn
here, I welcome you and soon everybody else will follow. Peace and
-My heart is not whole without you, and I will work with all of my
love to welcome you.
-We miss you here. You are important to women's community and fun.
-You are always welcome. Heart, [illegible name]
-I continue to be impressed by how many Mich Fest goers openly support
transwomen being at festival. You have support here. Welcome. Lena
-Waiting for the day that NO women will be excluded from this space.
Welcome, Alex and Amber