This is what I believe right now:

One cannot “become” female. I accept that one can “become” “woman”. I don’t agree with it but accept it; honor those who choose it.

Knowing this, it is okay that I do not invite you to my gathering of females and still I can love you.

Your level of oppression does not mean you get to lay claim to what I have made for myself.

If you want to create for yourself what I have made for me, I will help you.

I know what it is I want and when it can no longer be delivered by Fest, I will no longer have a need for Fest. Just like if what I needed was here, I wouldn’t have to go there.