A thought provoking and powerful portrayal of best friends Jasmine and Chelsea, as they challenge the stereotypes that we all face or confirm to everyday and reaffirm what it means to be a 'Womyn
In fact, a principal pleasure here is the breezy but exacting depiction of off-season Provincetown, pre-Giuliani New York, Boystown Chicago, the Michigan Womyn
's Music Festival, and San Francisco--three of which are given a full act of this story.
Today she is active in the women's prison abolishment movement as a member of a Kingston group called Womyn
When I first went to the Michigan Womyn
's Music Festival, controversy was raging.
The organization has presented to entities such as the Kansas Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at Wesley Medical Center, the Human Sexuality Class at the University of Kansas, the Columbus chapter of PFLAG, and the Womyn
Rising Conference at Washburn University, among others.
Well, we have the closure of the Michigan Womyn
's Music Festival because ciswomen (that is, "womyn-born-womyn" [Ballou])) are offended by the threat of trans women attending the event.
In the March/April 2014 issue, your article on feminist musicians mentioned the Michigan Womyn
's Music Festival.
"Thank you for reminding womyn
where they belong and thank you for continuously instill in men that cleaning a home is a woman's job (insert sarcasm) -_- You just lost a customer [sic]."
The We'Moon women had an exhibit booth right next to ours (Women's Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin) and kindly gave us a review copy right then and there of WE'MOON 2012: GALA RHYTHMS FOR WOMYN
. This year's theme/dedication is CHRYSALIS: "to all women who commit their hearts, time and skills to the Chrysalis places--and work to bring about healing and justice." A helpful introduction to the datebook explains that this calendar "is more than an appointment book, it's a way of life!
Hayes launches into her exploration with "Diary of a Mad Black Woman Festigoer" (a riff on Tyler Perry's film Diary of a Mad Mark Woman: Hayes engages in such recontextualization of black popular culture throughout the book), presenting her impressions of the 1995 Michigan Womyn
's Music Festival as an introduction to themes she addresses and noting that "the diary is singular in the women's music literature in that it privileges the perspective of a black festigoer" (p.