Michfest Was

A Woman's Country

thelinedirtMichfest was many things to many people. This is a goodbye.

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It was a haven.

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It was a cocoon.

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It was a place of healing.

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It was a place of affirmation.

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It was a place of validation.

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It was a place of acknowledgement.

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It was a place of acceptance.

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It was a place to lay your burdens down.

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It was a place to grow in strength.

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It was, frankly, exhausting.

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It was something that required a significant investment of money, time and energy for many of the attendees.

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It was a place to mark the passage of time, the landmarks in one’s life.

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It was a place to grow as a girl.

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It was a place to come into your own as a woman.

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It was a place to be welcomed as a crone.

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It was a place where women of color were honored. It wasn’t an ideal society, but…

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