Pingy-Dingy Wednesday — Leah Vernon and Muslim Girl

In honor of Semiha and Songül, sweet friends from my little girl days in Turkey, who shared candied chickpeas with me, taught me Turkish hopscotch, and schooled me in Ramadan…

Leah Vernon and Muslim Girl, you get one pingy-dingy!

Thank you for putting it right out there where we can all benefit from your strength, wisdom, and fabulousness!

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ 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 and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.









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Meditations for Queer Femmes — Have Enjoy

As an ESL teacher and lover of language, I am always on the lookout for those sublime moments when feeling and passion cut through the mundane rules of English and offer up profound teaching. Today, four meditation-worthy sayings that transcend English and cut right to the heart of joy.

Have enjoy. (said a sweet server at a Thai restaurant as she put our food on the table)

Fine good. (written all over the paper wrapping from a flower shop in Japan)

Better do. (from Japan, but I don’t remember the exact origin — maybe a t-shirt?)

and of course: Always go forward to tomorrow with hedgehog. (from a duffle bag, bought in Japan)

Every Monday (or Tuesday!), I offer a Meditation for Queer Femmes, in the spirit of my maternal grandmother, Mimi, who was fabulous, and from whom I inherited her Meditations for Women.