You are the next ones.
“In 1976, when we started the festival, we were living like we are now in patriarchy. So we had to think about every decision we made, because we realized, we’re thinking like men, because that’s all we really knew. So we really were in consciousness-raising groups all the time about how do we think like womyn? What is it to be womon-identified? And what are the values that womyn would bring to the table to create something?
So I want to say that we’re still living under patriarchy, and it is absolutely revolutionary to love and respect womyn under patriarchy.
It is a revolutionary act to create space that nourishes our essential Amazon spirit.
The revolutionary act I want to ask of you, is to take what you love from this land and plant something beautiful all over the world.
I love you.”
Lisa Vogel, From the closing night of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival Night Stage