Good MORNING Goddesses!!!
I am so very excited this morning. Last night's Women's Dance was so, so, so much #findingthejuicy
Do you know what #findingthejuicy means?
Some people assume that it is referencing sex,
probably because I LOVE to make a good lesbian sex joke.
That would be part of it. Making love is very much #findingthejuicy.
Joining together, loving, touching, kissing, and coming together in a sacred and sexual way is DEFINITELY #findinthejuicy
But it's more than that. It's finding the "juiciest" part of all of our daily experience.
It's finding the joy (or the positive) in our work and our play.
It's making the effort to see beyond the every day complaining.
There is one thing that can bring people together. For better or worse, we tend to rally and gather over conflict or complaints.
People can bond when they have common complaints.
We all have something to complain about and the value of a good bitch session cannot be discounted or minimized.
But there is so very much more to life, just like biting into a juicy, sweet peach, it can be messy but oh so very juicy and delightful.
#findingthejuicy in all aspects of life can bring us together and when we honor and live in gratitude for all of the juicy things life brings us, we can spread juicy energy throughout our lives which can only be a good thing for our personal world and the broader world.
Thank you for coming out to the Women's Dance last night.
It was incredible and powerful to gather together and dance and move and laugh and hug.
Next month, we will be gathering for L2L's 5th Annual White Elephant Flannel Holiday Party so break out our re-gifts and your flannel and your best and juiciest dyke selves and join us in #lesbianslovelansing
5th Annual L2L White Elephant Flannel Holiday Party is
12/8/2018, 815pm, Sir Pizza Grand Cafe, 201 E. Cesar Chavez, Lansing, MI 48906.
CAn't wait to see all of you!
As we are slowly waking up and regrouping and getting ready to evaluate, assess, and plan, there will be some restructuring. There will be some changes in our volunteer structure. I am not sure exactly how that is going to look because we are exploring several options. Please just keep in mind. Change is inevitable. Improvement can happen. Reevaluation and assessment might and probably will be necessary as we try to find something that works for MFR. Some of the changes might need to be reconfigured. That's okay. As we learn more, we will do better.
Many folks have asked if there is a way to help from afar. While locals can help improve the physical space, there are tasks that can be done electronically and we really appreciate the offers to help.
One of the suggestions that was offered (many times, we hear you, sisters!) was improved maps.
We hear you and hope we can offer a better, easily improved maps.
I am asking if you have any talent & skill at cartography, graphic arts, map drawing, please consider helping MFR have a better map of Wayland Farms.
If you are intested and would like to help please send an email to
MFR Planning Committee
#alwaysevolving #justkeepgettingbetter #letsmakemagic #mfr19
#alwaysevolving #justkeepgettingbetter #letsmakemagic #mfr19
Celebrating the female body! Celebrate our wonderful experience or our not so wonderful experience. Is this a space (WBW) that is valuable to you?
Do you value the experience of being in a space that is exclusively honoring, upholding, respecting, and celebrating your femaleness?
If you do value women born women space, please come to Michigan Framily Reunion.
We are one of the ONLY WBW festivals available to women.
While many want to label this as an exclusive space, I frame this not as a negative space but as a space that LOVES and HONORS women. We are not anti anything, we are pro-pussy, pro- vagina, pro-women. We refuse to deny our body. We refuse to be shamed for our bodies. We refuse to allow you to call our vulva and vagina a front hole.
We value our experience. We honor our uniqueness. We honor that each of us has a unique experience depending how we are born and raised and culturized.
We have a right to gather. We have a right to acknowledge our female experience.
What can you do to honor WBW space? Come to MFR. Come to this space. If you cannot come because sometimes it's just not feasible to camp, there are hotels 20 minutes away.
If you cannot come because of other reasons, then share this information, tell a friend, tell another women, tell a young woman!!
The world is changing and many young women do not understand the value of protecting and being in a WBW space. They have been raised to be all inclusive and accepting because those are the rights we fought so hard. But there is a difference in protecting and advocating for equal rights and equal treatment from the law and government agencies and going to a festival or workshop that is women-centric for female born women. There are many niche groups and events honoring various things (breastfeeding, no circ, runners, vegans, vegetarians, gluten free). All of these people have specific needs & issues that they want to be supported, just like WBW.
Please support women born women spaces. We will lose these spaces. We are disappearing. I refuse to become smaller so others can feel bigger and supported. Claiming a woman born woman space is NOT HATE. We do not hate! We do not want or advocate violence. In fact, violent behavior will not be condoned at MFR. Asshole comes in all genders and will not be tolerated at MFR. We do promote love and respect and kindness. We also focus on our experience. It's not all about everyone. It's about the women. We will keep holding this space for you sisters. We will keep our vision at the forefront. We will protect and continue to value your WBW experience. Thank you.
Hello Sisters! Please tell a friend, sign a neighbor, MFR 2018 WILL be ASL accessible. We are diligently working with a coordinator, local interpreters, and regional interpreters to provide ASL interpretation services for our deaf and hard of hearing sisters for performances and workshops. Thank you for your patience (and forgiveness) as we implement this service.
Please bring your friends & sisters to our womyn music festival, August 3-6, 2018
Hi Sisters! Since L2L Promotions started there has been the intention of accommodating all womyn in their varying incomes, abilities and backgrounds while honoring the demands of running various events and creating a sustainable festival. We offer early discounts because this helps us pay for the tools, materials and contracts leading up to festival and avoid adding to the debt of the producers. Early ticket sales also help us plan for things like electrical needs in ARC, RV parking, Car camping and number of Janes needed. Our goal is to continue to have successful womyns events and we know having a diverse group of womyn is the only way we will continue to be successful. We have had requests for scholarships but at this time MFR and L2L Promotions is not in a financial place to offer discounts other than the early bird savings. On behalf of the womyn seeking scholarships we humbly ask for donations that will strictly go toward scholarships for womyn who have had financial setbacks in the last year that would otherwise prevent them from attending MFR 2018. We know how important sister space is and we encourage you to come out to our Warrior Work Weekends and be among your sisters even if you cannot attend MFR. Womyn who wish to donate may do so via paypal at paypal.me/L2L, please choose Friends and Family. Please note, donations are not tax deductible as we are not yet a non-profit. Thank you.
Good morning, Sisters,
It was a beautiful time at Wayland Farms this past weekend. We worked on several projects. Monica, Jennifer, and Michelle worked on the showers. They are almost done. This week we get the gas and finish the electrical hook up and the outdoor, lovely showers will be up and functional. (Another great reason to come to Warrior Work Weekends.
Carmen, Venice, and Colleen finished hauling the pine needles out of ARC. They also raked the other kitchens: Danu, Mama Kuka, and Nut Kitchen are all raked. ARC kitchen has been raked and has solar lights strung around the borders of the kitchen.
Venice, Colleen, and myself worked on stringing lights at the kitchens and at the entrances to the paths. We went for a midnight stroll the other night to check our lights and they are incredibly beautiful; I am looking forward to walking the pines to sensory delight of seeing colored tents strewn through out the pines, smelling the pines, seeing the lights, and hearing the laughter of my sisters in the woods.
We also found an injured cat. We applied first aid and hydration. Wash will be attending to him this week until he is ready to be released to its natural habitat. Wash informed us that it was one of the local stray barn cats.
Now onto the very important, most important business!
If you have followed the clues of the updates to the website, you are already aware of part of the line up.
We have C.C. Carter coming to entertain and thrill us with her lusty words.
Kyla P., Summer Osborne, Mimi Gonzalez, Abigail Stauffer, Crys Matthews, Sista Otis, and Be Steadwell are some of the delightful performers that will be at MFR 2018. There are more to come and the rest of the line up will be released this week!
Tickets! Tickets! Tickets! Get your tickets. Prices for entry into Michigan framily Reunion will be going up very shortly (6/24/18 is the last day to get your tickets at reduced rate of $175).
Also, if you have purchased your tickets already (YAY! and thank you) they will be mailed out next week!
If you have sent an email to lansinglesbiansL2L@gmail.com indicating you are interested in arriving on 8/2/18 to help with the arrival of vendors and other sisters, you can now sign up for your shift here:
If you are around greater Lansing area, please feel free to join us at our monthly women's dance, 5/12/2018 (2nd Saturday of the month at Sir Pizza, Old Town, 201 E. César E. Chavez Ave., Lansing, MI 48906
Also, game night is the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5/17/18, at Sir Pizza, Old Town, 201 E. César E. Chavez Ave., Lansing, MI 48906
If you have any questions, please email LansingLesbiansL2L@gmail.com
Good morning, sisters. I just wanted to let you all know that if you have questions or concerns regarding MFR 2017 or MFR 2018, I am available and open to listening and hearing. I have made many mistakes and hurt some feelings, for this I apologize. This has all been a learning curve for me and I appreciate the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. I am continuing to reach out to find the ways to make our festival and myself grow and improve. If you have bitches or concerns, I'm open to hearing. I made lots of mistakes and while I will probably continue to make mistakes because I am human, I hope that the mistakes will grow smaller and won't be the same ones. If you are available and open to talking with me, please email lansinglesbiansL2L@gmail.com or send an instant message. Thanks for all you are and all you doing.
Please meet L2L Planning Committee
The L2L Planning committee is who is responsible for all of the back ground decisions and work that goes into all of the L2L events. They scheme and dream and sweat and create magic in which women come together and create community.
The L2L Planning Committee is made up of women that willingly and freely give of their time, love, attention, and work to build community and sisterhood.
Ashley Tate is employed full time with the INgham County MCIR (immunization for State of MI) and is responsible for L2L Lounge programming and events. She also is an extremely frugal decorator and can whip any event into a glittery gang busting gorgeous event. "MFR Glitter Goddess"
Bethany Adams is the owner and operator of AJ Sock’s. She also coordinates the vendor area, does mail pick up, keeps me on track financially, and helps out wherever she is needed or wanted.
Amy Hedrich is employed full time with the Dept of Transportation. She does whatever needs to be done even when she doesn’t want to (thanks for organizing and mapping pussy central. She will be in charge of grounds for MFR 2018. MFR “Unicorn Butch”.
Venice Inbody-Brown is employed full time in Quality Control for Bosch. She is one of our “girl Fridays” and does whatever it takes. She is known as the Chainsaw Queen and is a voice of reason when needed. She is running Pussy Central and Information Station for MFR 2018. If you are volunteering (yes you are, please!) for MFR 2018, she will be your go to for assignments and directions.
Carmen McDaniel is employed fulltime at Ice Mountain and is working hard to move downstate to be closer to her sisters (#lesbianslovelansing). As everyone knows, Carmen is magical and is known as McDreamy. She ran shuttles at MFR 2017 and will be in charge of Welcome Center for MFR 2018.
Monica Murray is owner and operator of Maximo Contracting, a full service contracting, remodel, and electrical service company, fully women owned & operated company. She is co-producer and master mechanic and contractor for MFR 2018. She brings to reality everything we envision.
Dawn Smith is employed full time at the local health department as a charge nurse for a pediatric clinic. She is also co-producer of MFR 2018.
Thank you, sisters, for all of your hope, dedication, vision, and commitment to make MFR happen so we can all enjoy and savor our Sister-time.
Ok I have questions...
Can I pay at gate?
Yes, you can pay cash at the gate!
I don't use credit cards and prefer cash... Yes, we prefer cash too, that will be a perfect fit. Thanks sister!
Can I camp in my Jeep?
Yes, you can camp in your jeep. You will be required to park in specific “car camping” spaces for safety precautions. When filling out your application, at the RV question, indicate you are camping in your vehicle and include your plate #.
Is there drinking water or do I bring my own?
There are 10 totes that hold 250 gallons each of potable (drinking) water. There is LOTS Of fresh clean drinking water!
Sister, my sister, if you did not experience the exquisite HOT outdoor showers created by the genius Monica Murray and her Amazon crew, you are in for a TREAT!!!
Food included or am I bringing groceries?
Food is not included in the price but there will be two food trucks providing delightful food: Getting Fresh & Crepes by the Lake. Also, Bea’s Blends Coffees and Treats will be at MFR.
August 3-6, 2018!
Thank you for answering my many questions 😀
You are welcome! Thanks for asking questions!