Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Outdoor Afro

I love Outdoor Afro so much. One of our human birthrights is to honor the out-of-doors, to be able to find sustenance, succor, rejuvenation from Mother Earth and all her wonders. For all the usual fucked up reasons, this birthright is often shown and offered mainly to white people. Outdoor Afro defies this idea that “Black People Don’t Camp” and wisely and enthusiastically addresses the fact that “[f]or black people, feeling welcome and safe in the outdoors isn’t a given”.

Outdoor Afro, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for the beautiful work you do, for your open-hearted, gorgeous, sacred connection with the out-of-doors, and for the love story that you write every day!

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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