Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Southerners On New Ground

I’ve been waking up early and taking my walk as the sun rises over the Boston skyline. In the past week or so, fliers have gone up all around the park, saying things like, “You’ve posted on social media, now what?” and “Wake up!!” One thing I’m doing, and you could do, too, is informing others about organizations that are at the forefront of the justice movement. I shared information about SONG with members of my mostly-white chorus after one member had expressed despair about knowing where to donate — a lot of times, folks just don’t know where to donate money and it helps when someone can recommend an organization they adore. I’m pretty sure I’ve featured SONG on a Wednesday in the past, but please take another look and do what you can to support their profound healing work.

Southerners On New Ground, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for everything, everything.


SONG envisions a sustainable South that embodies the best of its freedom traditions and works towards the transformation of our economic, social, spiritual, and political relationships. We envision a multi-issue southern justice movement that unites us across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take our rightful place as leaders shaping our region’s legacy and future. We are committed to restoring a way of being that recognizes our collective humanity and dependence on the Earth.

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.”) As I recover from treatment for breast cancer, however, I’m just going to post whenever I can manage.


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  1. This sounds great!

  2. They’re sooooo powerful! Thanks for stopping by, Sis! xottf

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