TupiliLea's Monthly Giving Circle

TupiliLea's Monthly Giving Circle

From StormMiguel Florez

This is a monthly giving circle for our beloved elder, TupiliLea Arellano (pronouns: they/them).

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Update #15

12 days ago

Hello everyone!

TupiliLea asked me to share this rock star photo of them as an expression of gratitude to new donors and existing donors of this campaign. You are all rock stars!

This pic was taken in 2016 when they were supporting an LGBTQ youth fundraiser in Hayward, CA.

Please continue to share this campaign. Your contributions are really helping so much and it would be wonderful and very helpful to have even more people contributing on a monthly basis.

Much love and gratitude,
StormMiguel & TupiliLea

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TUPILILEA NEEDS OUR HELP 

About TupiliLea Arellano (pronouns: they/them)

69 year old, Two Spirit Elder, TupiliLea has been sharing art, healing, wisdom, and acts of rebellion for over 5 decades in service to LGBTQ communities. 

TupiliLea's Monthly Giving Circle

TupiliLea needs our help. They have been priced out of the housing market as a retired elder and need a place to land that is COVID-safe and stable. After moving 4 times in the past 2 years and through the love of community being safe and housed, we believe that it is possible for them to have permanent housing and security. Here's how we make that happen. Rather than trying to raise one lump sum for our elder, we are asking people to commit to donating any amount that feels feasible on a regular basis so that they can have the security and stability that all of us deserve during their eldering years. 

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
12 days ago

Update #16

Hello everyone!

TupiliLea asked me to share this rock star photo of them as an expression of gratitude to new donors and existing donors of this campaign. You are all rock stars!

This pic was taken in 2016 when they were supporting an LGBTQ youth fundraiser in Hayward, CA.

Please continue to share this campaign. Your contributions are really helping so much and it would be wonderful and very helpful to have even more people contributing on a monthly basis.

Much love and gratitude,
StormMiguel & TupiliLea

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #15

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that Tupili and I both have art pieces in tonight's virtual BIPOC Trans Pride & Resilience Visual Art Exhibition.
Here's a link to the event: https://bipoctrans.art/_wp_art21/

BIPOC TRANS PRIDE & RESILIENCE
LIVE 5:30 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021
Join the Virtual Gallery

National Queer Arts Festival
BIPOC Trans Pride & Resilience is an exhibition featuring art and interviews by 15 artists that celebrates the realities, the beauty, the brilliance, and the power of BIPOC trans existence.

We hope you can join us! xoxoxo

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #14

Hello beautiful supporters of TupiliLea!

I hope this finds you well and safe and looking forward to more in-person careful connections with your loved ones soon!

I wanted to share this call for housing for TupiliLea. Please see the photo with details of what they're looking for and feel free to share with your Bay Area community.

Also, it's never a bad time to share this campaign! We're still raising money. This is an ongoing effort. Your monthly donations are helping out so much! We'd love to continue to grow this support for TupiliLea.

I'm wising you all a beautiful week!

Love,
StormMiguel

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #13

HOUSING NEEDED BY MAY 15
Post from Maya Scott-Chung: Friends and Communities-
Let’s co-create and collaborate with TupiliLea Arellano to help magnetize a safe, sacred, happy, healthy long term housing and home here on Ohlone lands in Oakland

From TupiliLea:
Support me please.
Spacious Oakland Fruitvale, Dimond, Laurel, Maxwell Park studio for this indigenous art medicines Elder. Quiet with full real kitchen and bath with tub. Spacious live room for art and comfort. Emotional support animal welcome. Light is good and on first floor. Shared private back yard with garden and hot tub. Space for planting and making art outdoors.
Need by May 15th.
Please support me by putting energies here and looking out for this space for me. Aho’ Ase’

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #12

TupiliArt

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #11

Hello everyone! Sorry it's been a while since our last update. We're going to start sharing more of TupiliLea's art here. If you are interested in purchasing their art, please contact them directly at: leaestrella@sbcglobal.net

Here is an anthology of small paintings by TupiliLea made in their studio sublet in Berkeley.
Tiny work space.
2021 pieces.

A message from TupiliLea: "So grateful to have a healing space such as this. Getting ready for housing search for end of May. Moving back to Oakland. Gratitude to all my donors!

PS just had successful cataract surgeries. Elder care.

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #9

Hi all!

I just wanted to share this beautiful photo of TupiliLea at last year's BAAITS Powwow in Forbes Magazine!

The Bay Area American Indian Two Spirit Powwow will take place online this year on February 6th. Info: https://www.baaits.org/powwow

Here's a link to the Forbes article: http://bit.ly/2YCmpIx

Thank you all for being a part of TupiliLea's monthly giving circle. Please keep sharing! It's working!

Much love and appreciation,
StormMiguel

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #9

Hi all!

I just wanted to share this beautiful photo of TupiliLea at last year's BAAITS Powwow in Forbes Magazine!

The Bay Area American Indian Two Spirit Powwow will take place online this year on February 6th. Info: https://www.baaits.org/powwow

Here's a link to the Forbes article: http://bit.ly/2YCmpIx

Thank you all for being a part of TupiliLea's monthly giving circle. Please keep sharing! It's working!

Much love and appreciation,
StormMiguel

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #8

A message from TupiliLea:

To all the beautiful folks who sent me money for my birthday thank you!!! I’ve had a beautiful birthday and I’m still celebrating amongst all the grief and loss. These times are very difficult not pretending they are not.

Art is good medicine!

I have purchased some art supplies with some of the money thank you very much!!!

This is one of the paintings I made with your gifts of art supplies!

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #7

Today is TupiliLea's birthday!

Hello all! Please join me in celebrating TupiliLea's 69th year around the sun. This beautiful Aquarius has brought so much healing and love and beauty to this world. The attached photo is a recent photo of them and two of the paintings they created this past week in their current sublet.

TupiliLea is currently living in a sublet that lasts through May. Their intention is to find a more permanent place to land after this sublet. Moving this much is exhausting for anyone, much less an elder with sight loss during COVID. Help us envision and manifest permanent housing where TupiliLea can be safe, stable, and thriving. A place where they can cook, make art, take long healing baths, dance, and rest. Please keep sharing this campaign and help increase the amount of monthly donors to help sustain our beloved elder, curanderx, TupiliLea Arellano.

And as a gift to all of you, I am sharing my Spotify Aquarius playlist. I hope you enjoy!
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3SlKS77TCk1v1fj0KbTOUz?si=iRn165vGS9-oxiFHXSRjiA

Much love and appreciation,
StormMiguel

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #6

Hello all! Sorry it's been a while since I've posted an update.

Welcome to #chihuahuathon2020!

That's right, my brood of chihuahuas are helping me to raise money for TupiliLea. Wanna get in on it? Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stormmiguel and catch & share all of the ridiculously cute pics of my chihuahuas and those who are sharing their pets as well. It's a hoot and it's helping to raise awareness about TupiliLea's giving circle.

All new donors (and existing donors upon request) will get a special adorable personalized thank you meme from one of the Chihuahuas. The pic in this update is my baby,
Cha-Cha with a face that'll hopefully launch a thousand donors. :D

We're still raising money for TupiliLea and it's going great, but we still need more monthly donors. Do you know of folks you can share this campaign with who might be able to donate at least $5 per month?

Please help spread the word and thank you so much for your generous support!

xoxoStormMiguel

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #5

Hello everyone!

This is StormMiguel. I had a really lovely morning today because I got to see my t-ix, TupiliLea in person for the first time since the pandemic started. We stood more than 15 feet apart, we wore masks, and our visit was brief. I was so happy to see them that I forgot to get a picture, so I'm attaching this beautiful pic of TupiliLea that was taken pre-pandemic.

My goal for the weekend is to get 5 new donors to donate at least $5/ month. We have two so far! Do you have time to reach out to folks and share the campaign to help us get the remaining three?

Here's a message from TupiliLea:
"Good morning dear familia. I am looking for housing for January 1 so this is a great time to donate and contribute as every penny will be used for housing expenses.
Please keep your eyes open for me I would love a one bedroom or large studio in Oakland Fruitvale area or surrounding neighborhoods. I am also open to possibly living with one other elder Dyke. Thank you for the demonstration of your generosity and kindness for any support and love you send my way thank you!!!
Ase’ Aho’

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #4

Happy Dia(s) de Los Muertos!

Hi all! This is StormMiguel, TupiliLea's nephew.
The veil is thin and the ancestors have blessings and information for us and are receiving comidas, stories, and love from us!

Yesterday, TupiliLea and I had virtual ceremony with our altars, ancestors, and ourselves. It was so beautiful! See the pic attached: TupiliLea and the altar they have created where they are housesitting, and me in the lower right hand corner with the altar in my home.

We marveled at the gifts both from the ancestors and the living! So far the living have helped us raised $977 in one week and gain 10 monthly recurring donors. Thank you all so much for your generosity and love!

Please continue to spread the word to your networks for this elder who is planning to be with us for a long time. Let's help make that time comfortable, safe, and joyous for TupiliLea.

Much love to you all and don't forget to listen for our blessed ancestors' messages.

Love,
StormMiguel & TupiliLea

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #3

A message from TupiliLea:

Pubic, to friends Prayer.
Gracias for your loving attention. I am and have been SIP and I am extra grateful for this portal called Fundly. 

Hola

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StormMiguel Florez posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #1

More about TupiliLea:

TupiliLea has been offering CCS - Community Sacred Service for the past 12 years on Facebook. They regularly make altars with their paintings and offer prayers for their community.

Thank you for being a part of TupiliLea's giving circle!

Please continue to share with your networks. <3

StormMiguel Florez commented on a blog post:
9 months ago
Art by TupiliLea Arellano

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