OUR PURPOSE


Sum of Us Festival is a safe space for womxn, trans, and non-binary folx. The purpose of the festival is to feel free in mind, body, and soul while being connected to a larger community.

  • For Sum of Us, we would prefer to be with our friends outdoors.

  • For Sum of Us, we find our community by participating in mutually shared interests and activities.

  • For Sum of Us, the most ideal connections can be found through a sense of learning and growing.

Sum of Us Festival provides education and experiences in activism, mindfulness, body positivity, sex positivity, creative expression, intersectional feminism, and authentic connections.

Welcome to Sum of Us.

 
 

 SUM PRINCIPLES:

Sum of Us Festival is founded on the following Ten Principles.

ZERO JUDGEMENT

There are no prerequisites for participation in our community. We welcome diversity and embrace individuality.

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EVERY[BODY] IS BEAUTIFUL

We do not believe in the societal concepts that narrow the scope of ‘beauty.’ We appreciate bodies for their function and view all bodies as beautiful.

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CONSENT CULTURE

We treasure consent by asking for permission, and only continue with any action when a verbal ‘yes’ is given.

OPEN MINDS, OPEN HEARTS

Our community encourages growth by being open to new ideas and activities. With an extended heart, we view connection and vulnerability as strength.

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INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM

We stray away from the segregations that patriarchal institutions have created. Instead, we intersect class, race, sexual orientation, gender, etc, through feminism.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN MEDICINE

We have the freedom to choose and discover what methods of healing work best for us as we move towards wellness and growth.

LEAVE NO TRACE

Our community respects the environment and aims to leave borrowed land in a better state than when we found it.

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LEARN FROM EVERYONE, FOLLOW NO ONE

We view everyone as a ‘teacher.’ We critically think about the knowledge we receive and become our truest, most authentic selves.

CREATIVE

SELF-EXPRESSION

Our community encourages creativity in all of its forms as a means of expression, self-discovery, and healing.

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COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

Our individuality, unique talents, and knowledge add to the larger whole of our community. We encourage collaboration in the presence of one another.