To the Non-Disabled White Grrrl with the Frida Kahlo Altar in the Living Room, Zoeglossia Poem of the Week

To the Non-Disabled White Grrrl with the Frida Kahlo Altar in the Living Room Grrrl, if you’re going to gush to me about Frida, you better be prepared with an intimate knowledge of nightmares Those many things in life beyond your control and know them well enough to call their name You better have experience […]

Sustaining Spirit Book Discussion Guide

Free GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE for Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice Sustaining Spirit Discussion Guide_Author_Naomi Ortiz PDF SCREENREADER Accessible_Sustaining Spirit Discussion Guide_Author_Naomi Ortiz (For screen reader version, download the PDF) How to use this guide “Self-care is the practice of returning. Of remembering. Of noticing.” This guide is for social justice activists, book groups, social […]

Split This Rock Poems of Persistence, Solidarity, and Refuge – Naomi Ortiz

Seeker in the Borderlands By Naomi Ortiz Format: Written and Audio recording – Content Notice: Migration, border crossing, PTSD, intergenerational/inherited trauma, state violence

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 […]