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Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice
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ORDER NOW  Most of the cover is a painting by Naomi Ortiz of a brown-skinned woman with purple feathered earrings, a purple short sleeve top and blue jeans. Her eyes and mouth are closed in peaceful contemplation. She holds a red flower with green stem and leaves. To the right of the painting is a photograph by Steven Wilhelm of cacti. Text on the cover: Sustaining Spirit. Self-Care for Social Justice. Naomi Ortiz. Cover is designed by Mona Z. Kraculdy. Publisher, Reclamation Press.

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What people are saying…

“Ortiz provides practical steps on how to engage in self-care every day…how to hold space for ourselves, our communities, and for the people no longer with us, and how to survive in a world of pain, conflict, and uncertainty.” Alice Wong, Founder, Disability Visibility Project™

“Every page of this spiritual book is a gift, full of poignant stories, poetic metaphors, insightful questions, and practical suggestions to sustain ourselves as activists over the long-term.” – Lisa Hoffman, International Human Rights Activist

Light-skinned mestiza with dark short hair reaches towards cacti. Silver round earring, heart neacklace, black bracelet. on arm is spiral tattoo and on chest a tattoo which says voice. She is wearing a black sweater and print top. Cacti, desert trees and mountains are in the background. Photo by Rachel Scoggins. Text on top of the picture says, It takes hundreds of raindrops to nourish a plant’s roots, like it takes hundreds of small acts to nourish ourselves.

“It’s a Workbook to use in practicing living well daily…her questions are journal prompts AND therapy [for] the soul.”Director, Erin Blanding, Global Program Innovation, WE we.org and Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute 

 “…a must-read for those of us doing this work, and a critical reminder that we must care for ourselves too so we can be there for the long term.” – Adela Nieves, Traditional Health Practitioner, Taino (Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean)

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