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May 17 • 18 tweets • 4 min read
I was thinking about this earlier. White Replacement Theory and how it is the basis for Blood Quantum, the belief that you can literally f*ck and breed entire people out of existence, that who you are can be diminished and destroyed by a penis.
Before White folks were under the belief that they were being replaced and as it became more impolite to outright massacre Native people, they turned their sights to "replacing Native people" by breeding us out of existence.
May 14 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
* Stares in Indigenous Annoyance*
Both U.S political parties have been committing crimes against humanity. Indigenous women have experienced the full spectrum of those crimes, from forced marriages, pregnancy, abortions & sterilization to their children being stolen & killed.
And it's not just the children being stolen and killed. There is a growing crisis of violence against Indigenous women, who are going missing & murdered. Since colonization of these lands began, Indigenous women have always been systematically & politically targeted for violence.
May 14 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
A little background on my Pride Collection: Last year, I was a little disheartened to find how difficult it was to find a shirt to represent me as someone who is Asexual. So, I created one.
But I also noticed that there were very few options for everyone else as well, especially those who may not be able to openly and safely show their pride, so I created designs inspired by the Pride Flags. Unless you tell someone, you're just wearing a graphic tee.
Feb 18 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
I am fatigued @CDCDirector. I am tired of suffering the consequences for your failures. Pretending this pandemic is over & easing precautions puts immunocompromised people at risk. What are you doing to help us if you insist we just stay home?
Going on 3 years of bad policy decisions, rollout of information and the refusal of a huge portion of our population to mask up and get vaxxed without acting like Assholes has many of us disabled & immunocompromised people facing housing, food, medical insecurity and DEATH.
Feb 17 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
On the 14th, I shared what my blown vein looked like and the second picture is what it looks like now. I also just had a tiny patch of rash and now its furious and wraps around to the back of my neck and back
I knew shingles was painful seeing others go through it but holy hell I understand what they meant when they said you really couldn't know until you know cuz my skin on my right side feels like it is on fire.
Feb 17 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Really going to need the help because I am not doing too well. I have shingles and experiencing complications from internal shingles and there's more going on but we have to deal with the shingles first.
Help Mars and Johnnie Survive this Pandemic gofund.me/cc3b1275
I don't know how I'm gonna manage the next few weeks because the pain is so intense and there is a lot of room for things to go from bad to really bad right now.
I hate being a disabled Immunocompromised person in this pandemic. Disabled folks have always been treated as expendable, but in this pandemic it's like every day is a fresh new layer of hell as people get more daring and comfortable in thwir ableism.
I've seen several posts today with people who previously were keen to stop the spread but have now become those people like "whew, several people I know got Covid but they are vaxxed and boosted so they'll be okay"
Dec 24, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I knew this Christmas was going to be rough and not very festive, it's the 1st Christmas without my mom, I can't be home with family because Covid & severe lack of money. There's no tree, no gifts and a sinking feeling that we won't be able to pay rent.
It's not just the fear of not paying rent, it's the pressure of being the only one with income and knowing this struggle is because I am immunocompromised and my partner not being able to work cuz of the risk of me getting COVID. It's getting to me.
Dec 24, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Dear world, can you please get your shit together already? We know how to reduce the spread and impact of COVID: Get vaxxed if you are able, get your booster if you are able, wear a mask, stay home and away from others if you are not feeling well or KNOW that you have COVID.
Use common sense and human decency to be mindful of the other human beings around you. It's not rocket science, advanced math, or evil....it's love....for yourself, your loved ones and your community.
Jul 8, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
It's 4:30 am, do you know what's in your bank account??
A whole lot less than I thought but it's the 8th, picked up my meds 2 days late cuz I didn't have enough until yesterday, rent is paid, utilities paid. But damn when I say a whole lot less than I thought, $9.31 🤣
Back to the t-shirt selling grind cuz despite the extraordinary cost of existing with SLE, CKF and GBS, I really do love this life of mine and want to keep it going for as long as I can.
Thankfully, this is the last month that we are going to be 100% dependent on tee sales
Jul 7, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
It is dangerous NOT to teach about the flawed, corrupt and racist foundation of this country, when the evidence, the blood, scars and death of those flaws, corruption and racist is very much present today.
It is dangerous NOT to teach about the reality of the birth of this nation, when violence, oppression and hate is what was birthed and nurtured instead of the promise of life, justice and liberty.
Jul 7, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
I got some news that I can't share just yet, but the first thing I wanted to do was call my mom because she would have been proud and highly amused.
I miss her and owe so much to my folks, but especially my mom. She could have let me be shy and awkward, but she wanted more and believed I could be more and she was right cuz now you can't get me to shut up and I'm loud AND awkward.
Jul 6, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
There are people who inspire greatness, inspire hope and the confidence to believe that we can do and be better, who see the big picture that as we rise, we raise up others. @nhannahjones is one of those people but thats not what makes her extraordinary
It is not that she speaks truth to power but that she brings power to truth, power so undeniable that it shakes you to the core and for some people it has scared them because the truths they so desperately try to run from, to erase and keep hidden have been brought to the surface
Jul 5, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
One day, I will wake up to see Native Americans & individual tribes trending without a sickening feeling of dread, without anger & sorrow knowing that the only time we trend now is when non-Natives are on some hateful bullshit trying to justify some injustice or atrocity.
Case in point.....
It's been a heavy time in NDN country, we have been hit so hard with loss during the pandemic. We have lost so many good people and now the bodies of Native children that we already knew were there are being uncovered at Residential Boarding Schools.
Jul 4, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
You can always tell people of Faith from those who only claim belief as means of political weaponization. People of faith know that churches are just buildings, just wood, stone and glass. Buildings can burn, be rebuilt but you can't bring back the dead.
People of Faith know and understand the Church must be held accountable their sins, that forgiveness, redemption and salvation are not possible without contrition, accountability, amends and commitment to change. As humans we know some things can only be cleansed in fire.
Jul 4, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
This has become more important to me than I could ever express. It's been over a year since I wrote this thread & knowing what & who we have lost, knowing the price that NDN country has & continues to pay for refusing to be silent, invisible and extinct, it is even more relevant.
We need to keep preserving, reclaiming and revitalizing everything they have tried to burn in the fires of colonization and passing that knowledge to our younger generations, empowering them to forge new paths forward and to not only imagine but create brighter futures.
Jul 3, 2021 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
The burning of any religious place is immoral? But not the Church and those it employs abusing, raping, murdering, and trafficking Indigenous kids?
The irony of saying Natives can't contextualize atrocity
I mean, if you really want more context, 7 schools have been searched in Canada. They had around 139 residential boarding schools, the US had 367. The bodies of 1505 Native children have been found at just 7 schools.
Jul 2, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This right here.....the days and weeks following my mom's death, I don't think I would have survived if i hadn't smoked a little weed to help me through. I hate this happening to Sha'Carri because grief is overwhelming in ways we never see coming until we're fighting not to drown
Compassion and understanding is more needed than punishment because at 21 she is suddenly thrust into a global limelight while dealing with grief and visibility on a scale that would have a lot of us hyperventilating and hiding in a hole somewhere.
Jul 2, 2021 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
3 months ago today, they told us our mom would not recover and it was time for us to let her go. The only thing my sister and I could do was think about what was going to happen next and we went shopping to find her burial clothes.
We went to a mall in ABQ, sat in the parking lot, calling family and letting them know that we'd be withdrawing care. We went inside, neither of us could stop crying and our masks were soaked with tears and snot by time we left.
Jul 2, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
There is a wonderful couple who run an antique store near 28th in Echo Park, the guy and gis buddy make these life size replicas of Predator. I NEED ONE, but so do you.
Echo parkish...near Figueroa and 28th. I am bad at knowing where I am lol but you can't miss it cuz of the awesome predator outside, it's 5K but totally worth it.