Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – “Decolonize Your Diet” by Linda Black Elk

I was raised in a family where we all ate our meals reading our separate books at the table. I still derive comfort from reading as I eat, but I have learned to be more respectful and aware of what I am consuming. For a nation of folks who are on their phones as they eat, or watching tv, reading, or having what my butch husband calls “a sink sandwich” (grabbing a quick bite in the kitchen) and just generally being dismissive and ignorant about the complex systems behind what it is we’re putting in our mouths and why, this article is a loving wake up call.

Linda Black Elk, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for your compassion, wisdom and gentle teaching. Now, if you’ll excuse me, there are some lovely and tender dandelion leaves out front I need to go harvest for supper!

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.”)


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