Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Creating Change 2019

Well, folx, it’s getting to be that time again; time to hunker down with hundreds of queer organizers, activists, teachers, artists, educators and more to reconnect, get inspired, talk about sex, healing, fun topics, difficult topics, share information, laugh our asses off, and give each other so much love.

It’s a little bit up in the air if I’m going to attend this year, but even if I don’t, my heart will be in Detroit, this January, especially with my brave and brilliant colleague Mimi Gonzalez as she presents her generous and much-needed workshop, “Truth and Reconciliation: Healing the MichFest/Trans Divide”. I love you, Mimi!

Not everyone can get to the Motor City this January, but here’s a challenge: what will you do in the spirit of Creating Change? Let me know! I will be dreaming and taking action right along with 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.”)