Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Sinister Wisdom and the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project

Last night, I tuned in to listen to some of the contributors to this special issue of Sinister Wisdom, and heard from some very inspiring lesbian badasses: Kate Ellison, Rose Norman, Gail Reeder, Sherri Zann Rosenthal, Marie Steinwachs and (swoon, gasp) Merril Mushroom.

Sinister Wisdom and the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project,  you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for treasuring and preserving lesbian writing and organizing with such dedication and fervor. The Total Femme adores you!

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter, love, and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”) As I undergo treatment for breast cancer, however, I’m just going to post whenever I can manage.