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Eli Thunderwood
I'm so into you.
Interests: Words, images, recovery, liberation
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The pencil must be razor sharp or it’s too hard to push. The pen must be very sharp and fluid also, or it will be a mess. Not too fluid though, or it will be a mess. Since when did I need special conditions to exist? Levees don’t collapse in a day, it takes many days that seem fine while underneath the ramparts are slipping. Sifted right through the body of my being, health did. For the longest time you live like you’ll never die and then like you will. Maybe it’s better to just keep running except I want... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at LOVER
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I want people to become more conscious of their fear about disability & how it clouds their ability to connect to the disabled without the distancing defense mechanism of pity. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2024 at LOVER
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I was boots on the ground in SE Louisiana doing community advocacy work and oiled bird rescue during the whole BP disaster. I saw horrific suffering and the destruction of so much, with nothing but corrupt & complicit political response. Obama, with giant BP campaign donations, refused to declare it a National emergency, so necessary funding for relocation and unemployment to the affected community was never approved. EPA & OSHA, bald faced liars. I saw prisoners bussed in to do cleanup without proper protective gear, and I was there when massive clouds of banned & toxic dispersant were dropped onto... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2024 at LOVER
Gagging on my cereal, body BURNING for the kids, starving. How can anyone allow it? They'd have to be dead inside. They'd have to have one mind: the conqueror's. To strip kids of their humanity, a mind has to be SO small, unquestioning. How do they live with unquestioning minds?!? With complete confidence in their ONE IDEA: that they are SUPREME & the rest of us are dirt. The thing is - for some of us - dirt is the holiest of holy beings. So that's it, then - there's them & there's us, and we worship Earth. & we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2024 at LOVER
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Trans kids, non binary kids, 2 spirit indigenous kids are worthy of love & respect & deserve, you know, the basics anyone else should get: to live. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2024 at LOVER
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I watched video of a tiny girl crying, shaking, hyperventilating, terrified to cross a road in Rafah cuz of Israeli snipers killing people all around her. A paramedic, beautiful loving gentle man, knelt, calmed her, held her, helped her breathe. I've never seen such love. A few hours later, Israel bombed his ambulance and now he's dead. The girl will be dead soon, too, or if by some miracle she survives the bombs, snipers, dehydration, starvation, disease, toxins, Covid, cold, no sleep, no school, no safety and by some miracle manages to live freely on her homeland, or escape to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2024 at LOVER
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It's extremely nightmarish to see happy food posts on social while our government slaughters people (with weapons our taxes pay for) we're forcibly starving as they run for bags of flour dropped from the sky Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2024 at LOVER
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Nasser Hospital was bombed last night and all the doctors & nurses were forced to leave or arrested. The occupation then released attack dogs into the facility. There are sick, immobilized, injured kids and elders trapped in there Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2024 at LOVER
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I remain livid with molten rage & gutwrenching grief. Every life is many lives, every loss is a universe of loss. THEY DESERVE TO LIVE! We deserve to suffer for this Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2024 at LOVER
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The Wound Reaches/Reaching Centuries; triptych (30x30 ea); acrylic on canvas; ©EAU Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2024 at LOVER
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I'm a jumble of dark and fiery thoughts and feelings. The monstrous horror of forcibly corralling 1.7 million people into what was supposed to be 'safe' Rafah - just to bomb them. The horrors of Israeli Occupation, of U.S. Imperialism, the bottomless supply of weapons and propaganda - the terror, the torture. To see this coming for so many years, not just since Oct 7, and not be able to stop it ... to feel my ancestors in this ... I'm gutted and deeply desolate. This may seem unrelated, but I remember how it shattered me, how my mom punched... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2024 at LOVER
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Have you ever walked the hills your father's father's father walked? When none of them knew or cared about you, the land did. The land always does. The land remembers Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2023 at LOVER
Posted Nov 1, 2023 at LOVER
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*Art by Wendy Elisheva* In Ontario, Sarah Jamas is expelled from the NDP for speaking up against Israel's war crimes. The United States vetoes a United Nations resolution which would have called for humanitarian pauses in Gaza. Amnesty International proclaims that the movement of Palestinians which Israel demands is not feasible, thousands will die. My Congressman responds to my email with "Israel has the right to defend itself against the attackers," when I ask him to speak against the genocide. Zionism was invented in the late 19th century. Jewish people protest the genocide and say "Not in our name!" Before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2023 at LOVER
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The transitioning A garden is an exercise of hope There's good lettuce under that row cover And yes, it snowed Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2023 at LOVER
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The heart of roses, pine, sweetgrass, living breathing guiding my chest, grows and blooms and is crushed, crushed in the palms of my silent friends. Silent thru the ongoing pandemic and every blow to my/our body, silent thru this genocide, this incomprehensible unjustifiable criminal trauma. I've not figured out how to not be enraged by their silence. My anger is rooted & sourced, drinks the cool clear water of my deep loving heart. My palms clasped in prayer every night as I cry myself to fitful sleep, tossing, turning, wondering who will surprise me. And I'm never surprised, except by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2023 at LOVER
Posted Oct 28, 2023 at LOVER
Posted Oct 24, 2023 at LOVER
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Grateful for my teachers and elders, ancestors who survived genocide, war and oppression and came out the other side to teach and lead. Somatic Abolitionism requires action—and repeated individual and communal practice. Through repetition, you collectively build resilience, discernment, and the ability to tolerate discomfort that comes with confronting the brutality of race, class, imperialism, capitalism and all the systems that hold us in bondage. In the name of my ancestors who resisted violence against their own people on Turtle Island, who now watch in horror as the occupying empire funds and supports unspeakable atrocities fueled by the very wealth... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2023 at LOVER
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We can use social media as one measure of if people are still taking the pandemic seriously. Every post is of travel, school, parties, gyms, concerts, restaurants, art shows, work, events in crowded rooms & NOT ONE MASK. If you're still masking, this won't feel like an attack. If you're not and it does, ok. Instead of getting mad about me calling attention to the very real conditions that continue to force us disableds to forever quarantine, please get mad about the conditions forcing us to forever quarantine. But C0v1d raging unchecked is doing a LOT more than endangering &... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2023 at LOVER
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Here's what Covid did to me: pneumonia, Long Covid, 7 months of fever, nerve damage, brain damage, cognitive failure, high blood pressure, pre diabetes, thyroid/autoimmune disorder (Hashimotos), accelerated my ME/CFS (a crippling disability on its own), fibromyalgia (a crippling disability on its own), POTS (a crippling disability on its own), constant PAIN every single day, nausea, vision problems, devastating fatigue, muscle weakness, accelerated joint degradation/osteoarthritis, post-exertion malaise (a crippling component of ME/CFS), breast cancer (I have 0 genetic markers for cancer, 0 family history). It aged me 15 years, and yes, almost killed me, and still might. I used to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2023 at LOVER
Posted Aug 11, 2023 at LOVER