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Guante @elguante Minneapolis

a love song, a death rattle, a battle cry. MC, poet, activist. he/him. my book is available now via @buttonpoetry: https://t.co/2pNS56BHz7 #WhatsGoodMan

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Joined Twitter 9/14/08


Niqui is the best. Please consider pitching in. Let's all keep looking out for one another while we fight for a wor… https://t.co/4z9OsSGieI
1/28
2020
Thanks to Haven from @annexteenclinic for joining us on ep. 6 of #WhatsGoodMan to talk about building a culture of… https://t.co/fgc7mH6g8MI’mma a Coretta Scott King Book Award winning author! https://t.co/3I1KkKxbPd
Retweeted by Guante @BigCatsBeats unironically my favorite band; their 2005-2015 five-album run has brought me more joy than just about… https://t.co/T48nV7yRGs
1/27
2020
how can we expand the idea of consent to be bigger than just about sex? #WhatsGoodMan episode 6: "How Do We Build… https://t.co/6axOgUuVmo
Retweeted by Guanteoh and here's the song that quote is from; it's me, but it's from a side project: https://t.co/dbdwpLbPMo ...and h… https://t.co/XR2utQZ9Qp"there is no light at the end of this tunnel/ so it's a good thing we brought matches" sidequests: • activism reso… https://t.co/C68EciVBjO(if this next tweet seems weirdly dramatic or out of nowhere, it's just because I wanted a new pinned tweet I could leave up for a while)
1/24
2020
Join at #ReVerbOpenMic tonight at Hallie Q Brown from 7-9p for tips and tricks for #BeHeard2020, a fresh soundtrack… https://t.co/07PynfnJqk
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1/23
2020
(the only other metaphor that made sense for me was how in NBA Jam if you made 3 shots in a row you’d be “on fire”… https://t.co/Y7KJugCanuDanez’s poems always remind me of the most beautifully-choreographed fight scenes in wuxia movies. The power, the i… https://t.co/vA7iPALyGbHeading out to PYC this morning with @TruArtSpeaks to spread the word about #BeHeard2020. If you're a MN poet betwe… https://t.co/TXx2gQ5Bafthis huge terrible world got a little bit better today—happy birthday to @Danez_Smif's HOMIE.
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1/22
2020
Here's a quote from episode 6 of #WhatsGoodMan, where @tony_the_scribe and I talk about how, for many of us, our fo… https://t.co/jJZFm12Gho @lin_gokee @BigCatsBeats @queen_kayde ahhh thank you!POLLS ARE OPEN! Find your polling place ➡️ https://t.co/hKTg3IGQUT Still undecided? ➡️ https://t.co/YEYvfib33k https://t.co/ba8YyqkpHx
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1/21
2020
Voted early today for @SoniaNeculescu in the #60a special. Shout out to Sonia and her whole amazing team! #WeVote #MPLSvotesFor the past few months, the @NewYorker's @raffiwriter has been working on this very thorough profile of me & my w… https://t.co/PafUS6TPyq
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1/20
2020
The latest episode of #WhatsGoodMan is structured around this zine, "How Do We Build a Culture of Consent?" Aside f… https://t.co/7eG6aZhlYV @furiyoshi_ blockedMN poets between 13-19 years old: #BeHeard2020 registration just opened. It’s a poetry slam series, but also a grea… https://t.co/DVovVSt5LP“Don’t paint my house white and tell me it’s heaven.” - @elguante https://t.co/ZqZbiam7CD
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1/19
2020
Yoooooo it’s always so great to hear from @doitlikedua! Week 2 of @TruArtSpeaks’ #ReVerbOpenMic at @HallieQBrownCtrhttps://t.co/nJJ5FZvvQ0
1/17
2020
In case you missed it: episode 6 of #WhatsGoodMan explores the question "How Do We Build a Culture of Consent?" https://t.co/nwhkGdeX9lMy HOMIE, @Danez_Smif, and I are reading poems together on Monday, January 27th at 7:00p @ Moon Palace in Minneapol… https://t.co/XU3URgrCoB
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1/16
2020
It's the next Wednesday, so it's a new episode of #WhatsGoodMan . Today @elguante and @tony_the_scribe are discussi… https://t.co/NXkGRUWD5V
Retweeted by Guante...thanks also to our guest, Haven Davis from @annexteenclinic! If you want to follow some of the other organizatio… https://t.co/7LqydK4Nh7 @tony_the_scribe @nicycle @SVCmpls same-- I also don't believe that either; our hope was that the "individual/inter… https://t.co/kmubkszWeUEpisode six of #WhatsGoodMan is live now! It's about consent, and in a lot of ways, it's also about activism and cu… https://t.co/e4hfRD5Llz
1/15
2020
The #ReVerbOpenMic relaunch was beautiful; let's keep that energy going. I'll be at @HallieQBrownCtr every Thursday… https://t.co/ZuzAA3uP9Uit's been a looooooong, loooong time coming but i knooooooooooow a change is gonna come oh yeees it willllllllll… https://t.co/DncwBrL2BJ
Retweeted by Guanteorganizing works!!! shout out to the organizers in worthington. https://t.co/MprDReQhwu
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1/14
2020
The story I have kept in since I was 12 is finally out in the world. And at such a time in Iran-US relations. This… https://t.co/m81cmhzOaY
Retweeted by GuanteBeen listening to & really appreciating the #WhatsGoodMan podcast from @elguante & @tony_the_scribe. Now I'm wantin… https://t.co/dc8fqcbZzu
Retweeted by Guante @thatlevi @tony_the_scribe not to be too self-promotey but the 8th/final episode of this season is about the future… https://t.co/ub4WeBeFX2any "top 100 albums of the decade" list is going to be ambitious and messy and wrong and right and all that. But I… https://t.co/PmEQOmoSOE @ElianneMJF I think it’s a parody; gundams are giant robots. Could be real though; 2020 is weird.Hey look it’s one of the best MCs in the Twin Cities coming through to bless the official relaunch of the… https://t.co/Dc1dqj5YQK
1/10
2020
Today is the day! #ReVerbOpenMic relaunches in less than 4hrs at our new location, Hallie Q Brown, at 270 N. Kent S… https://t.co/EKi7GtMC9r
Retweeted by Guante"I want to engage with critique in a way that is deeper than just 'I agree with this' or 'I disagree with this.' I… https://t.co/lkTpW7BvpZFrom their organizing work with MPD150 to the beautiful art they share, Uyenthi + Guante have always been deeply co… https://t.co/la0nED9pB5
Retweeted by GuanteNew episode featuring artist, organizer and public housing advocate @iamkaaha of the @DefendGlendale campaign live… https://t.co/YtDJa9Smsm
Retweeted by GuanteThe #ReVerbOpenMic is such an important space. I’ll be there Thursday to support its relaunch at @HallieQBrownCtr,… https://t.co/7UEd2Sa70E
1/9
2020
"Don’t let liars and warmongers justify more violence in our names. Don’t let our oppressors tell you that question… https://t.co/KHGAa4zePj
Retweeted by Guante @marcorubio What a *perfect* example of the kind of insulting, authoritarian bullshit they pulled during the second… https://t.co/9WaL1jWYQiI don’t usually retweet garbage, but what a *perfect* example of the kind of insulting, authoritarian bullshit they… https://t.co/8f7lQzJvPFThe world doesn't have to be like this. There's no reason we should be living in this kind of chaos; it's entirely… https://t.co/30vL81z933
Retweeted by GuanteAnd there will be a lot of former CIA torture apologists and war hawks getting booked on TV shows and NPR and bille… https://t.co/aBMBP8sRZw
Retweeted by Guante“What kind of man am I going to be? And how am I going to carry that in the world in a way that leads to the libera… https://t.co/EYITaL2wqc
1/8
2020
True w/ imperialism: Trump admin escalates violence against Iran to encourage a violent reaction which they then us… https://t.co/tKO6ppXKk9
Retweeted by Guante“It’s less important to me to change the minds of the people who want me dead,” Gatwood said. “And more important t… https://t.co/tC1oWfX99nThankful to so many community partners coming to @TakeActionMN to learn about they can help make sure we’re all cou… https://t.co/5MgFGIME9x
Retweeted by GuanteThanks so much to @BillCorbett and @ItsTheBrandi for having me. Appreciate both of your voices. https://t.co/PQcMZH7smo
1/7
2020
The mic, the stage, the room, our attention is all yours— got something to share? Slide by the brand new… https://t.co/kswR4oj2NK
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1/6
2020
President bragging about spending two trillion on the military. A reminder that we have all the resources we need t… https://t.co/KLwuo4VQh1I’m at @icehousempls working the @TruArtSpeaks merch table for #SistahsWithSoul and there’s an open signup dance ba… https://t.co/0jOoQzPoOx
1/5
2020
"Don’t let liars and warmongers justify more violence in our names. Don’t let our oppressors tell you that question… https://t.co/KHGAa4zePj
1/4
2020
@Trungles well I’ve found that listening to every song at least a billion times clears up *most* of the uncertaintyReminder that the military, their media cheerleaders, and pro-war politicians of any party, should *never* be taken… https://t.co/lihXrSjca3Important thread, especially for people who weren't around or don't remember the GWBush years. As disastrous as Tru… https://t.co/fTmTuqjtdH“I wish I’d been told that the feelings I was having were okay to feel,” said Aedy Miller. https://t.co/SmoHA3r6GGMy first piece for 2020 is for @truthout and it’s about a conversation I had with @ncardenastx last year that haunt… https://t.co/Nsl332jrKQ
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1/3
2020
happy new year! the fifth episode of #WhatsGoodMan is out now, with a last word from @shannontlkearns and some insp… https://t.co/fKqrHojbBD
Retweeted by Guante @aleighen17 Very cool- thank you! @shannontlkearns ...one episode note: I'd say the best part of this one is just that we get to highlight and dive d… https://t.co/xzkD7XdWmrNew: the 5th episode of #WhatsGoodMan is called "Masculinity: Fix it, or Forget It?" Is the goal to be a good man,… https://t.co/CuWmlMyXuh
1/1
2019
"What the Prison Abolition Movement Wants" via @TeenVogue with some great quotes from Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Angela D… https://t.co/F2yIP5eb6Z
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12/31
2019
When I was younger, I think I had, like we all do, a perception that a relationship was supposed to be my everythin… https://t.co/VqSxkViPvR
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12/30
2019
...related: this "How do we build a culture of consent?" zine I put together sharing action ideas, practices to cul… https://t.co/ibdmL62iXe"Consent is so much bigger than sex. It's about how we see other people and respect them as human beings who have t… https://t.co/osUbRJmuwDAlright team, there are only 26 DAYS until the #60A special election primary! 😱 We’re planning on knocking every… https://t.co/r5N7afqz5A
Retweeted by GuanteThe way I talked about this while campaigning was to invite people to reconsider what public safety looks and feels… https://t.co/cWZkSrS0yS
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12/27
2019
I know end-of-year posts can be self-aggrandizing, and I'm not saying this isn't, but it's really more like "here's… https://t.co/FFgGzTEFsq @wannabethats0ng thank you!“City, county officials are asking for people to help in any way they can.” It’s not the job of big hearted indiv… https://t.co/kViwUbN1MB
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12/26
2019
The Drake Hotel is overflow shelter for people experiencing homelessness This is the SECOND time in a month that h… https://t.co/Tnbi5DP6ta
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12/25
2019
@ribenademon Thank you!
12/24
2019
If "continuing the conversation" is the goal, as stated by MSP...why center a perpetrator? Why let the story be wri… https://t.co/hhr2c3TQoq
Retweeted by Guantesome thoughts on codependency from #WhatsGoodMan episode 4, available on podcast apps and https://t.co/0mBpuRqokH n… https://t.co/AvHL4wKJT3
Retweeted by Guante @12Rhodes this is the song (it's the last verse): https://t.co/5dLzX3ChIK
12/23
2019
so many things we call radical have been around for thousands of years, and so many things we call traditional are younger than television
Retweeted by GuanteHello, Men. Read this, and then find people to discuss it with. Listen to #WhatsGoodMan . Find other dudes to disse… https://t.co/odIwi6N5nm
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12/22
2019
“We are the codes that our ancestors still speak in.” - @elguante WATCH FULL POEM:… https://t.co/AHRXvoDWKt
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12/21
2019
In ep. 4 of #WhatsGoodMan, @tony_the_scribe and I talk about consent, self love (in both a literal and figurative s… https://t.co/28yT9WF3oeMaybe it's because I had low expectations, but I liked Rise of Skywalker. I also really liked Last Jedi, though. An… https://t.co/73u2unJVxX“What are the odds of your existence?” - @elguante WATCH FULL POEM: https://t.co/b3Lmydg9yE GET GUANTE'… https://t.co/6VTZADZcl3
Retweeted by GuanteThere are candidates I like and candidates I dislike, but it’s worth noting how different the *conversation* is tha… https://t.co/0QmgIHB1KM
12/20
2019
I wrote an op-ed for @NBCNews but if you’re short on time here’s the summary: Don’t put internet connected survei… https://t.co/tUPypCPoo1
Retweeted by Guante(I want the men in my life to read this and change, then invite other men to read it with them without telling me a… https://t.co/XMMqLSQjRZ
Retweeted by Guante @ash3zakiya MARKED!Eight excellent fantasy novels with trans main characters, all written by trans authors! Thanks @canlesbrarian for… https://t.co/OF11SsWu2n
Retweeted by Guante @_AJCousins thanks for sparking these thoughts with your initial tweet; been thinking about that a lot lately, and you phrased it perfectly....finally, this isn't a broad call to "never give bad people attention." I don't think "just ignore them" is a goo… https://t.co/NzX3oj38E0...it's tricky. When our local paper shared a ridiculous op-ed criticizing the 1619 project, I wanted to quote-twee… https://t.co/peMAtrjyuLThis is such a useful social media literacy thing. These platforms want us to share stuff that outrages us, even ju… https://t.co/iIXPpnRnqXthe fourth episode of #WhatsGoodMan is out today! it's about healthy dating practices and stuff we wish we had know… https://t.co/Ypy2ZGyqAW
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12/19
2019
@jasoncomix @tony_the_scribe Thank you, yet again.
12/18
2019

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