“I felt real spirit, conviction, and yes, humor at this event! Thanks to the organizers, volunteers, participants and to whatever web of drive and kindness brought us all together. Circle Up!! Three hundred cheers and/or fists in the air !! :)” Christy, Philadelphia
Just a quick note to send some care in the direction of you and others on the organizing committee. Thanks for your efforts to make the conference happen.
I’ve seen the various posts you and others have sent; I am sympathetic to the challenges of addressing conflict weeks before an event. I haven’t followed the nuances of the discussion but have been on boards and work in museums and non-profits and know the toll such dilemmas can take.
I attended BUTCH Voices NY and was very appreciative of the energetic grassroots efforts of those who organized it. Walls were erected from cardboard to transform a space that needed dividers!! Circles were formed; we discussed parenting, masculinity, cocks, ancestors, who pays on a date…and more.
We each took a stone from the common basket and spoke a wish.
I still have my weathered ivory pebble.
Most importantly, I realized I could offer my Voice and hear others. Fears I initially had about whether I might “fit” at the event were alleviated when I joined the dialogue and offered my attention and care when listening to others.
There was both a focus and a multiplicity of Voices at BUTCH Voices NY, and that was refreshing.
Best wishes for your work in the coming weeks.
Received via Email – August 7, 2011
From all of us on the BUTCH Voices 2011 Team…
Thank you for your continued appreciation and support!