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I’ve always tended to have more male friends than female or NB ones, but in college I started attending a women’s group and it became so important to my sense of well-being. I hadn’t realized how much I missed that until a friend invited me to an ELU get-together and I felt that same warm, calming sensation of being in a female space with other women talking about things that were important to us. The discussions are robust, but stay friendly even if we disagree (and we do). The fellowship is real. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
— Kim Stiens, ELU Member
Hey, Casey! I really enjoyed the ELU meeting the other night—lots of good insights and food for thought! And I appreciate you taking the time to hang out and talk with Michelle and me afterward—it means a lot that you were so open to receiving feedback and that you were open to incorporating more diverse voices. I can tell that you really believe in fostering honest dialogue in a safe environment (it was so easy to be vulnerable at your event, and I am grateful to you for establishing such a space) in a way that honors and hears the community. I hope to see you around, and I look forward to attending more ELU events!
— Sydney Hodges, ELU participant