Pingy-DingyWednesday – Artists Against Fascism


Living in the cushion of the suburbs, I can sometimes begin to feel that no one around me is paying attention or doing anything about the state of things. I know it’s not really true, but the day-to-day of dog walkers, school goers, bike riders, lawn mowers, joggers, commuters, etc., can really pull me into a lull. I’m so grateful for the ongoing actions of Artists Against Fascism to help me counteract the lull and remember and connect with others who know that art and positive change are so deeply linked.

Artists Against Fascism, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for your brilliance and dedication to art and community and sanity and love.

From their website, the mission statement and a little history. A new broadcast is coming this month. Check it out!

“Artists Against Fascism is a collective of artists, activists, researchers, and community-builders who explore interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to understanding and opposing fascism.

In the summer of 2017, a group of students, alumnx, and faculty from Vermont College of Fine Arts formed a research team called Artists Against Fascism. With members spread across the United States and Canada, we meet monthly online to support our collective study and interventions. The research group has organized a number of events and workshops on campus since 2017, and continues to create, research, and educate each other on the power of collective action.”

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 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.”) So that means that as I go through life life life, I will post as I am able, Mabel.

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