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Monday, June 13, 2016

I Take It Personal: My Feelings After Orlando Shootings at Pulse Gay Bar

Yes I DO take it Personal:  I am sick about it..just sick about it..it has weighed heavily on me all day. As I told my pals at lunch I TAKE IT PERSONAL. 8 Lesbisns killed, IT IS PERSONAL. 44 countries around the world where Lesbianism is punishable by death, imprisonment, "corrective rape", murder or enslavement in a het marriage to a prick!!!ITS FUCKING PERSONAL. Years being harassed as a Butch Dyke by family, on the street, by men at various venues, discriminated against on the job continually by men, ITS PERSONAL. Leered at, threatened, hit upon, EVEN BY GAY MEN, ITS PERSONAL. And now my People wiped out and targeted by a gunman espousing masculinist woman, Lesbian and gay hating  murderous ideology, ITS PERSONAL. Now that at least one Michfest Sister has died, ITS PERSONAL.


I have stood my ground as a DykeAmazon Warrior/Witch and I will unto the next lifetime and perhaps beyond. Let the Tribe of Amazons EMERGE AGAIN in our rightful place.

                -In Sisterhood, 

San Francisco Pride Official Statement on Orlando Shootings

SF PRIDE: I have been to many.many San Francisco Prides, including the cover pic I am in with my Spousest. We are watching Pride together in the Viewing Stands when we had that pic taken. I have watched it, marched it many many times.

Here is San Francisco Pride's Statement about the shootings.
                -In Determination. 


JUNE 12, 2016




There is a giant hole in our hearts as we learn of the act of terrorism and hate against the LGBTQ community that has unfolded at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our sympathies and thoughts go out to the victims, their families and friends, and our LGBTQ brothers and sisters around the world.  

Our democracy is built upon the right of freedom of assembly, freedom of belief, and freedom of speech. A terrorist gunman filled with hate attacked the LGBTQ community in Orlando and took the lives of innocent men and women. This was an act of cowardice and callousness.

President Obama was right in his statement: Orlando is an act of terror and hate. It is an especially heartbreaking day for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. But this is not only an attack against our community-which has fought and won so many historic battles for civil rights-it is an attack on democracy itself. 

We must remain strong and vigilant in the face of such hatred. We must be good to one another, we must speak up for one another, and most importantly we must look out for one another. As members of the LGBTQ community, as Americans, and as those who believe in freedom and the rule of law, we must continue undeterred in our quest for full and equal rights for everyone. We are unbowed and unbroken by this attack, and will continue on in the memory of those who lost their lives for simply expressing their true selves.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rebuilding our Sisterhood

We having ARE having a Dyke Summer Solstice ritual and Gathering on Dykeland. The ANSWER, is  building OUR OWN Gatherings on womyns Land or campgrounds solely US...grassroots, like Michfest was in the beginning, as Lisa passed onto us at the holy of holies at the Acoustic Bowl as we all shared Flames together originated from HER FLAME off the AMAZONS TORCHES, and BUILDING OUR OWN SACRED Dyke and Womyns Gatherings...Michfest last year was ENTIRELY MAGICAL, Dyke centered, Sacred, beyond words Matriarchal Amazonland..and so is the Michfestie Anazon  Sisterhood. Gathering by small Gathering WE ARE REBUILDING.

I have VERY LITTLE to do with the het, mixed or queer Pagan communities..only Female and Dyke Positive ones...do I feel free, ESPECIALLY ON LAND. I LIVE for Ritual, raising Sacred Energy with Sister Witches and DykeAmazons, a bonfire at the Center and drumming in the background.

Last year at Michfest it was THE LARGEST WOMYN ONLY RITUAL CIRCLE I HAD EVER BEEN IN!!!400 strong..and I felt intense grief entering it as a gauntlet of at least 10 singers sung to us "We All Come from the Goddess" as we entered the Circle and upon entering and FEELING THAT ENERGY OF SOUND I cried and cried because I KNEW THIS WOULD BE THE LAST LARGE GATHERING OF OUR DYKEAMAZON TRIBE
 before we were all scattered into the Amazon Diaspora...once again...but WE WILL RISE, and we are building embers of small WBW ONLY Gatherings once again.

And I am PROUDLY  doing that again with a DykeAmazon Sister!!!But there are many many more being organized this summer in lieu of the loss of Michfest, and SOME are quite close to that Sacred Land. And some ARE the week Michfest would have been....

I will try to pass on that information Sisters so you can make your plans and be renewed. Michfesties are a creative bunch, and they take  Amazon Sisterhood very seriously!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lesbianism is an Entire World View

For me being Lesbian is how I see the World:  Lesbian is an ENTIRE WORLDVIEW...goes BEYOND mere "identity". Cracks open the World in that I see EVERYTHING THROUGH Lesbian eyes. I give ALL of my Self to the Sacred Female, within and without, sexually, emotionally, politically,intellectually, spiritually. Females come first and foremost in my World, my love and lust for them,kindred Spirits and Souls, weaving together Dyke and Amazon Nation, as has been done at Michfest our Spiritual Home..we Rise again and Again...but the Patriarchy fears and villifies us...BECAUSE WOMYN COME FIRST in our lives, both ourselves, our lovers, spouses, paramours, and Female friends, and for many of us Goddess as well. We do not hold back on our Love for the Female. It is Sacred. It goes WAY beyond mere "identity". We are a Nation under siege....            -MasterAmazon

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Fire that Burns Within Us Guest post by Stephanie Borns: A Call to Womonkind!!!

Powerful powerful post!!!!!

"  I've been thinking about this and I have to say, I think we, women, as a group, are partly to blame.

For centuries, we've tried to be equal to them. We've let them define what is normal. We've played down all the extremes that go along with being female. We've kept quiet, we've downplayed it, we've made them feel as though they were going through a similar life experience to ours.

We have trivialized things like menstruation, sexual pressure and harassment and menopause. We've allowed them to make jokes of our monthly cycles and we've made those jokes ourselves.

Is it any wonder that they get it into their heads that all it takes to be a woman is the affectation of a few mannerisms?

We've humbled ourselves to the point where they really believe they are our equals. More than that, they believe they can become us just by acting on what they've observed.

We've said it's no big thing, they believed us. 

We haven't exposed them to the blood, the thinning of the veil between the worlds, the heat, the power of being a woman. We've sheltered them so they would not be afraid. We've hidden our power so well that they believe they can have equal power to us. They really and truly believe we are the same. The stupid ones do, anyhow - the arrogant ones, the ones who think they're endowed with the sensitivity of the moon cycle, the ones who believe they carry the weight of creation in their bones. They really believe they can be us by acting like us.

But they can't they are only cartoons. They're like children playing dress-up without any idea of what it means. It just feels good to them so they think it's legit.

Even now, when dealing with this shit summons up the Goddess in me and makes me want to tower over them and terrify them with a real look at raw femininity, I don't do it. I don't want to burn them down.

So they're trying to shut us up.

I am not surprised and we have to accept a share of the blame. We let our herd think they were our equals. We were too sentimental, too soft. 
We loved too many of them too well. Now the ones who observed that love are envious and want to become us. They don't understand that they can never be like us and they can only be loved by us if they understand that.

I am getting tired of hiding the flame so they don't get scared. How about you?" -Stephanie B.