What is the WomIN's Fest Retreat? NEW VIRTUAL RETREAT! To ensure the safety of all of our attendees, the WomIN's Fest Board made the difficult decision to transition this year's 3-day retreat to a virtual 1-day retreat. Our 2020 Virtual WomIN's Fest Retreat will feature the invaluable workshops, musical performances, art vendors, community, and heart-felt conversations that you've grown to love and look forward to every year!
We hope to resume our in-person format in 2021.
This (typically) 3-day retreat for women and girls is a powerful, life-changing experience! Women-only spaces offer support and freedom to express and explore all that it means to be women. This weekend is a chance to connect with other women, enjoy the outdoors, camping (or cabins), community meals, hiking, campfires, live music, fun & powerful workshops. It's a unique & safe space to express and embrace your womanhood.
Background WomIN's Fest was conceived of in 2013, and the inaugural 3-day retreat was held in August 2016. Focusing on women's issues, we have always been inclusive of our trans and non-binary sisters, focusing on equality and feminism. Led by dedicated volunteers, this grassroots organization is driven by a mission to support, empower, and inspire women and girls for a better future.
What does "WomIN" mean? The word "womin" combines our Indiana connection (IN) with a desire to reclaim our noun (wom-IN). Living day to day in a male dominated culture can be exhausting or traumatic. This is a safe space for ALL womin to come celebrate our culture and feminism. This means that all LGBT womin and ally sisters are welcome here. Bring an open mind and make some amazing new friends!
Setting for the Retreat NEW VIRTUAL RETREAT for 2020. We will be hosting all the same amazing workshops, music, and conversations live via Zoom this year!
We plan to return to Bradford Woods in 2021. We are so thrilled to be able to host this life-changing retreat at the beautifully secluded, forested retreat center of Bradford Woods. Located just 45 min. SW of Indianapolis, it's so close, yet feels like another world for 3 days of joyful respite!