Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Fundraiser for Womencrafts

This space, this beautiful, truly welcoming and affirming and loving space, so wisely guided by Michelle who holds the history both in love and in understanding of where we can move forward with more accountability, is such an incredibly important part of our queer community.

The building, where the shop occupies the first floor and Michelle and her sweetie occupy the second, is up for sale. If you are able, if you have ever been in the store and felt the love, please donate whatever you can. Every little bit will help keep Womencrafts thriving there on Commercial Street in Provincetown, always at the center of organizing, protesting, celebrating, spreading queer joy.

I’ve sat on the steps there so many times, I’ve given readings there, bought books, met friends, had conversations about the things that matter, and so so so so much more. I love this place. I love Michelle. So many women- and lesbian-owned businesses in Provincetown have disappeared. Let’s rally round so that Womencrafts stays open and healthy for decades to come!

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. If you have a favorite, let me know and I’ll post it! Write to me at

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three or four times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday, Femme Friday on Friday, and (new for spring 22!) the occasional Sometimes On A. 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.”) And…as I go through life life life, I will post as I am able, Mabel.

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