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Naomi Ortiz

Image: Light-skinned Mestiza smiling and looking to the side with blue bandana covering their head, hoop earrings and a purple shirt. The backdrop is cacti and desert trees. 

Contact Naomi: ortiz.freelancer at gmail.com 

Naomi Ortiz is a writer, poet, visual artist, facilitator, and the author of Sustaining Spirit: Self Care for Social Justice (Reclamation Press). She is grounded in social justice work through community anti-violence work, disability justice, and intersectional organizing within movements. Naomi is a nationally known writer, speaker and trainer on self-care, disability justice, and living in multiple worlds (intersectionality). She has written for the Feminist Wire, Poems and Numbers and has contributed to the anthology, Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People. Naomi is a Disabled, Mestiza (Latina/ Indigenous/ White), raised in Latinx culture, living in the U.S./Mexico borderlands. Her book Sustaining Spirit shows us how to balance activism with self-care by guiding readers to sink into poetic metaphor and examine their relationship to self, community, and place.

You can find Naomi at her website, Instagram, and Twitter @thinkfreestyle

Find Naomi's current clips here, with more on her blog

Medium, September 2017: Surviving in the Liars’ Sandstorm

Naomi is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, videoconference

Languages: English

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