11
Jun

For My Community

I thank you for your patience, and apologize that I have been hesitant to make a longer statement publicly. This is a very personal story for me. Emotionally, politically, financially, and spiritually.

I have always believed that the ongoing dialogue, on and off the land at the MWMF, would inspire new understanding and empathy on every side of this debate, and that the festival policy would evolve in response to the desire of many festival-goers and performers to include all Womyn.

I believe that the MWMF should be open to all self-identified Womyn, and over the years, I have maintained the hope that we can find a way through all of the fighting and come to an amicable solution together.

I am still confident that the MWMF will one day become a place of safety, solidarity, and unconditional love for ALL Womyn, and it is with that hope, that I am announcing that this will be my last year attending the festival until that day comes.

If you would like to discuss any of this further, I urge you send me an e-mail or private message to make a personal connection.

I believe that my role as an activist at this time is to help bridge gaps within our community.

Please join me in working together to help open the doors of the MWMF to all self-identified Womyn.

With Peace,

JD Samson

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    Thanks. Hopefully one day camp will be open to all women.
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    Whoa, Imogen gets real. Agreed.
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    cosigned
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    “i really totally care about trans women but i am going to michfest in a couple weeks” - jd samson. hey jd! fuck you...
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    JD Samson announces boycott of the MWMF following an anti-trans policy.
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    yay
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    Yay.
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    So glad to finally hear a response to this. The silence was more concerning imo, than the fact that JD would be playing...
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    Glad to hear it.
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    JD is joining the list of performers who will be boycotting after this year’s MichFest. Obviously, like with the Indigo...
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    Step in the right direction…
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    So proud to be a fan of JD Samson! Thank you!
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