Rootedness is a journey…

Naomi is a nationally known writer, speaker and trainer on self-care, disability justice, and living in multiple worlds (intersectionality). She conducts workshops exploring self-care tools and strategies for diverse communities.


Presenting Author: Nuestras Racias stage
Tucson Festival of Books
March 2-3rd, 2019

Featured Speaker
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Portland, OR
Oregon Convention Center
March 27–30, 2019
The Strengths of Complexity and the Power of Limitations: Writers on Disability

Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm PST

These authors are diverse in identities and disability, but each of them writes in a way that confronts what is considered normal. Their work includes the resilience of a ferociously ambitious self, the spiritual experience of a day-to-day life that can be a tug of war between chaos and order, the sometimes funny in using a wheelchair, and essential connections to the natural world, as well as an exploration of the intersection between disability, queerness, race, culture, and desire. The reading will be followed by a moderated discussion between the panelists. This event will be LIVE STREAMED on Friday, March 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on

DREAM Webinar: DREAM Mentor Mondays Talk
May 6th 2019 4pm PST
Self-Care for College Students

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Book Study Circles


Check back for Book Study Circle announcements and how to register.

Social justice activists, social workers, teachers, community organizers and many others face distinctive hurdles in practicing self-care.
Study circles meet for a series of facilitated discussions on portions of Sustaining Spirit to dive deeper into themes and explore self-care practices in their own lives.


Upcoming Workshops

Sustaining Spirit: A Workshop for Activists
Antigone Books
– April 2019 – REGISTRATION OPEN – Call to register [located Tucson, AZ]

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