Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Princess Daazhraii Johnson and “What’s Missing from #MeToo and #TimesUp: One Indigenous Woman’s Perspective”

It can be such an uphill battle to convince colleagues to spend just a little more time to take into account what many still consider to be separate issues. For example, do we really need to sell bottled water at our queer event? “Just this once!” or “It’s good for our cause!” just don’t cut it when we all know, or should, that justice for one must encompass justice for all, including Mother Earth and all her creatures.

Princess Daazhraii Johnson, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for writing so eloquently about the connections between social justice and environmental justice and for reminding us to ask, “How can we be of service?”.

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.”)