Wednesday Pingy-Dingy – The Tiny House Warriors: Our Land Is Home

“Nobody can know the full consequences of their actions, and history is full of small acts that changed the world in surprising ways,” writes Rebecca Solnit in the chapter, “On the Indirectness of Direct Action” in her book Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. The Tiny House Warriors are building tiny houses smack in the middle of the illegal Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, the trajectory of which crosses unceded Secwepemc Territory. The houses might be tiny, but the resistance is not. From their website:

Investors take note, the Trans Mountain Pipeline project and any other corporate colonial project that seeks to go through and destroy our 180,000 square km of unceded territory will be refused passage through our territory. We stand resolutely together against any and all threats to our lands, the wildlife and the waterways.

Tiny House Warriors, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for not and never ceding, for speaking truth to power, and for “building something beautiful that models hope, possibility and solutions to the world.”

http://tinyhousewarriors.com/

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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