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[–] suupersami 38 points (+38|-0)

Yes! Here's to a return of the womyn's lands of the 1960's and 70's (some are still in existence, but they're rapidly dying out). Hopefully they can stay legitimately women-only.

I agree, I think they are slowly fading away. Had we found a community already dedicated to holding space for women's healing and wisdom we would've joined and put our efforts into that community. But I also think it's better to have more communities for women to give them more options. We'll always be female only😊

[–] nassim 25 points (+25|-0)

Fantastic. This is exactly what needs to be done. Teach girls to put money aside for land and let's start building oaseses of female separatism and autonomy.

[–] GrendelsMother 18 points (+19|-1)

Good luck. Homesteading in Alaska is hard work, and the success rate of the people that want to do it is very low.

[–] A_Matriarch 10 points (+10|-0) Edited

Men have built a ski slope snow dome in the middle of the Dubai desert. Women can do anything they want in Alaska...with money of course. If these women had the money they needed - invested or donated by other women - they could do what ever they wanted and succeed.

[–] GrendelsMother 10 points (+10|-0) Edited

Sure. And lots of men also go up to Alaska and go broke/die/go bananas because they believe mother earth is kind and generous, and they can live cradled in her bosom. The bush is HARSH, and 11 acres is simultaneously 1.) not enough and 2.) too much. See: "Into the Wild." Alaskans say there are two kinds of people in the world, those who thought that book/movie was beautiful and inspiring, and Alaskans.

I need to see 1000% more Carhartts, bunny boots, and flannel on their site before I can have any degree of confidence in their endeavor.

Edit: I assume what they are actually going to do is grow marijuana somewhere around the Matanuska-Susitna Valley for vast profit, not actually live off the land.

[–] Boudicaea 4 points (+4|-0)

TIL I am an Alaskan inside at least. That movie was horrifying to me. Like watching a slow suicide, IIRC, similar to Grizzly Man.

[–] A_Matriarch 3 points (+3|-0)

Ah! Great, so they are thinking like business women as they should. That increases my confidence in them actually...

[–] mistmoonandheart 11 points (+11|-0)

Hey Ladies!!! My name is Alicia and my wife Megan and I are forming this community. Normally our website is silent but 2 days ago notifications blew up, I'm so excited to connect with you all. Alaska is a really tough state to homestead in but we are doing everything in our power to prepare, we've been working for 5 years to make this a reality. This next early spring we'll be going out before the snow break up so we can see what gets washed out when the snow melts, until then we are beefing up our outdoor skills. So excited again to be able to connect with you all, and for this platform!

[–] GrendelsMother 2 points (+2|-0)

Hey guys! Best of luck. My grandparents were some of the founding homesteaders in the '50s. Bring mosquito repellant with a high percentage of DEET. Get advice from people who have actually done it, in that area. Compile rhubarb recipes. The Mat-Su is the center of marijuana growing operations for good reason. Food prices (especially produce) are high, as are building materials. If at ALL POSSIBLE, line up a steady secondary source of income.

I truly wish you all the luck in the world, you sound great! I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, I have just been jaded by a childhood spent seeing people flood in every spring with a copy of Mother Earth News clutched in their fists, ready to proselyze to the natives about how they should be doing things, but not willing to listen to anyone or put in the work.

It wasn't everyone, but it was enough that I am forever affected by it.

[–] Hermione 10 points (+10|-0)

Good for them! When they open a Florida branch, I’ll be joining, I’m sure.

[–] montanagraey 9 points (+10|-1)

I want this so badly. I want to do this so, so badly.....

I hope they stay safe. I just don’t trust men to not find them and do unspeakable things...

Good for them. I hope they succeed and also hope they have a lot of $ and funding as well. (I mean that sincerely!)