, 19 year old Lisa Vogel, her sister Kristie, and Mary Kindig, created the We Want the Music Collective
in Michigan as a response to misogyny, homophobia, and sexism -- as observed by them when they witnessed female singers and stagehands harassed by men at other festivals and venues.
The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was born.
One of the first performers at MichFest was Meg Christian
-- whose song, Ode to a Gym Teacher
, won her a league of fans as she spoke about how "being a female meant you could still be strong."