Pace and place: disability politics at desert speeds

Pace and place: disability politics at desert speeds An interview with Naomi Ortiz by Jessica Suzanne Stokes “From belly button to umbilical cord to roots, Naomi Ortiz traces the relationships between body and place in her work. In the opening of Sustaining Spirit, Ortiz asks: “¿y donde esta tu ombligo? Where are you centered or rooted? […]

Virtual Poetry Reading/Open Mic 3.19.20

A poetry reading in Tucson that was scheduled in-person, has been moved on-line, and you are welcome to join! Thursday, March 19th 7:30-9:30 Pacific Time (For the night people on the East coast, 10:30-12:30. Sorry, since this was an event which was moved on-line, the timing is late for ET.) For the poetry reading/open mic […]

Can we practice self-care and still seek social justice?

Update- This show was selected to be featured on KPFA’s National Woman’s Day programming March 8th, 2020. In December, Adrienne Lauby invited me on the KPFA radio show, Pushing Limits, to discuss self-care. We chatted about living in times of political crisis, alternatives to self-sacrifice. Discussing what self-care is, and small doable ways to bring self-care into […]

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 […]