Girls Just Wanna Weekend 2024


For the first time, LOF attended Brandi Carlile's Girls Just Wanna Weekend.

We partnered with PSYDEH - an incredible Mexican organization that champions and supports rural and indigenous women in Hidalgo, Central Mexico. They attended the event to showcase and sell their textiles, tell guests more about their co-operative work and led a cacao tasting.

In addition to PSYDEH's presence, we hosted a mini program of events, including:

  • Keep Sharing the Mic panel discussion - featuring influential voices, including Allison Russell, Annie Lennox, Celisse and Glennon Doyle. It was moderated by our board member, Xiomara Padamsee. This dynamic conversation was about fostering racial justice in our respective circles and wider communities.
  • Land acknowledgement - a poignant and significant land acknowledgement opened the festival, a custom dating back centuries among Indigenous cultures. Led by Veronica Ocampo, whose Indigenous name is Ocelocihuatl.
  • Enneagram workshop - a dive into self discovery to give insights into your personality and relationships for a transformative experience.
  • Journal workshop - a morning exploring the art of journaling to embrace the power of words and embrace the therapeutic power of writing.
  • Indigenous gratitude ceremony - a sacred gathering to honor the land, ancestors and community through a heartfelt expression of gratitude.
  • Day of service - in collaboration with Keeping Kids in School, volunteers sorted through school supply donations to ensure children in Mexico have the tools they need to succeed.
  • Mini soccer tournament - a language exchange in collaboration with PSYDEH

We also commissioned Mexican artist Juan Nares to design a limited edition poster to celebrate Mexico and Brandi Carlile; Headcount supported our efforts by hosting an auction and we held a competition with our friends at Propeller to give away two tickets, plus flights and accommodation to Girls Just Wanna Weekend 2024. 

The outpouring of generosity throughout the weekend and across the various initiatives we had meant we were able to donate $50,000 to PSYDEH's funds, underscoring the collective impact of everyone's input.

Together, we are Making Music Mean More!


Veronica Ocampo - opening ceremony