Road trip! (This is Lucky loading up the car.)
Lucky, left, Heart, center, Uppity Biscuit, right
Stillwater, Lucky and I in front of Lucky and Stillwater’s house just before we took off.
Me, holding program, and Uppity
Sonia Johnson (above):
“Control is the opposite of power. Control comes out of weakness and it is never enough. True power is always positive. It cannot hurt, humiliate, debase…
The planet is fighting for her life. It is up to us, as female persons, to heal one another, to heal the earth, to save the planet, and all beneficent life.
As women, we must embrace one another. An embrace is not a hug. To embrace one another is to take in one another.”
Alix Dobkin performed afterwards. All of the performers were so wholehearted! We joined Alix in singing:
She was amazing!
“We are in the presence of multiple, swirling presences. I sense them here. They are our foresisters. We are creating the archaic future through biophilic connectedness…
The red of nemesis is here. We can’t stop now. We have overcome.
And we do not need any penile injections to be effective!”
Mary refused the flowers presented to her saying she’d had a dream she’d be presented with flowers like a little old lady. She urged that the flowers be given to “someone better-looking” than she. 🙂
Then came Afia Walking Tree. What a woman! She drummed for us throughout the conference, we danced, shouted, howled, carried on, we were inspired and healed.
I spent time with Marlis, who owns 250 acres of women’s land in New Zealand and whom I met last year at Michfest.
Code Pink was there.
The weather was beautiful! Hot and sunny by day, cooler at night.
To be continued.