Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Saint Harridan and “Saint Swagger” by Melanie DeMore

For several years, Mary Going and the crew at Saint Harridan provided incredible, loving service to butches, trans men, and other folx who wanted to wear men’s clothing but weren’t able to find a good fit or (and especially) a good shopping experience. Alas, Saint Harridan went out of business in 2016. We miss you!!

Tex has one of Saint Harridan’s suits, and we were just sorry it didn’t come along soon enough for her to get married in! She’ll wear it when we renew our vows in Ptown next year, though.

Mary and Melanie, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for the work you did for our community, for your integrity and strength, for the suits, the music, and thank you, thank you for the swagger!

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.”)


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