Naomi Ortiz is a writer, poet, facilitator and visual artist whose work focuses on self-care for activists, disability justice and living in multiple worlds (intersectionality). She is a highly acclaimed speaker and facilitator, conducting workshops on developing self-care tools and strategies that work in real life. Her book, Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice invites readers to explore the relationships between mind, body, spirit, heart and place. She invites readers to integrate self-care to survive and thrive.
Naomi has conducted workshops and training with diverse communities engaged in movement work including disability justice activists, people who are incarcerated and youth organizers. She is grounded in social justice work through disability justice, community anti-violence work, US/Mexico border work and intersectional organizing within movements.
Naomi’s articles have been published on websites such as the Feminist Wire and her poems have been performed at events such as the Disability Pride Parade. Her work has been described as, “cracking apart common beliefs to spill out beauty.” Naomi is a Disabled, Mestiza (Indigenous/ Latina/ White) who was raised in Latinx culture and lives with her partner and cat in the U.S./Mexico borderlands.
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