Why I No Longer Provide Free Disability Access Advice

Why I No Longer Provide Free Disability Access Advice Published on Rooted In Rights Wednesday, June 5, 2019 By Naomi Ortiz Read full Piece Here “There’s another voice in my head, the activist voice who believes that things don’t change without a fight. At a young age, through a series of seemingly random events, I […]

Disabled Artist Naomi Ortiz Re-Imagining Worlds: Latinx Spaces Profile

“Ortiz offers that being spiritually grounded means returning again and again to her body and to land. The nonhuman realm is critical to her artistic practice, helping her ask the question: who are my helpers that are nonhuman? Whether it’s the technology of Dragon Dictate, the acrylic paint, or the cilantro in her garden, this […]

AZ People’s Report Podcast

Arizona People’s Report Podcast Podcast Episode 7: Naomi Ortiz YWCA Podcast By Mari Herreras w/ Naomi Ortiz What Is This Episode About? On this podcast we discuss self-care for activists, using assistive technology to share about self-care (hear about presenting via robot) and disability access in activist communities. Naomi Ortiz is a writer, poet, facilitator […]

The place for our wounding is the dirt under our feet: Disability justice, embodied activism and taking care of each other

Episode 40: The place for our wounding is the dirt under our feet: Disability justice, embodied activism and taking care of each other BeSpoken Pones Podcast, hosted by Pavini Moray December 6th, 2018 Podcast available on ITunes, Spotify, GooglePlay and other podcast listening platforms. In this episode, artist, poet, writer and facilitator Naomi Ortiz speaks […]

Crip wisdom, Gender and Self-Care for Social Justice

Crip wisdom, Gender and Self-Care for Social Justice Gender Stories Podcast, hosted by Alex Iantaffi Nov. 4, 2018 Podcast available on ITunes, Spotify, GooglePlay and other podcast listening platforms. “In this episode, the amazing Naomi Ortiz discusses her contribution to the new anthology “Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People,” edited by Alice Wong. This […]

The First Robot In the Family

When I applied to present at the Disability Intersectionality Summit to speak on, Mending Spirits: Disabled Mestiza Self-Care, the last thing I thought about was how this topic would come across from a robot. After my acceptance, the conference co-organizer, Sandy Ho contacted me asking to speak about an opportunity. Since the conference was taking […]

Self-Care In The Time Of Instant Information

First Published on Medium. As my friend made her way to my door, she brushed past a harmless looking fleshy green nopales cactus (which I’d always chalked up as a mystery variety). Later when we sat talking, she sharply lifted her hand from her thigh shooting me a confused look. As she held her palm […]

Transforming Lies Into Resistance

Part 2 in the “Self-Care in the Time of Liars” Series Listen to this post on SoundCloud When the cochineal scale insect (Dactylopius coccus) invades, it looks like harmless white fluff, but really, it’s mission is to sink its mouthparts into a juicy nopal cactus pad and slowly suck out the life from the inside until it […]