Pingy Dingy Wednesday – Breast Cancer Action

When my kids turned out to be super sporty, I needed to find books by Dave Zirin to help me engage with the endless games, and now that I have breast cancer, I need a way to situate myself, as well. I remember going to a Breast Cancer Action fundraiser with my friend Milva many a moon ago. At that time, I got a nifty button that says, “Rachel Carson Was Right!” and remember thinking how glad I was this organization existed. This very Wednesday, as I head into round three of chemo, I am comforted and so incredibly grateful for their company and wisdom.

Breast Cancer Action, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for educating us and urging us to “Think Before You Pink”, thank you for being there for so many years to support women with breast cancer and their friends and family, for educating us about the deeper and more systemic issues, and for your great big loving hearts!

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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  1. They are one of the most wonderful breast cancer fighting organizations in the world! Also, Mass breast cancer coalition.

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