Pingy Dingy Wednesday – Trust Black Women

You’re watching a show, you see an ad on tv or you drive past a billboard and you say to yourself, “Wow, that really rubbed me the wrong way, but I can’t quite put my finger on what’s wrong…” Then you read something like “What Is Reproductive Justice?” on the Trust Black Women website and it’s pure poetry, they have put words to that uneasy feeling you experienced and you come out empowered and fired up, with more tools to do what you need to do to challenge and disrupt white supremacy.

Trust Black Women, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for allowing that reprehensible billboard campaign to galvanize you into positive, healing action, and thank you for naming it, naming it, naming it!

https://www.trustblackwomen.org/about-trust-black-women/our-story

https://www.trustblackwomen.org/our-work/what-is-reproductive-justice

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 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.”)

 

Published in: on February 7, 2018 at 5:32 PM  Comments (2)  
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  1. Oh, this is awesome. Ever since the election when 95% of black women voted for Hillary, I feel black women are the leadership we need most right now. Thanks for posting this, Anna!

  2. Oh, yes! And I recommend both When They Call You A Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele and From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, two books I’m reading simultaneously right now! xottf


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