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.


Sustaining Spirit Book Reading
National Writers Union
September 16, 2019

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Upcoming Workshops and Book Groups

Fall 2019 Virtual Book Group

WORKSHOP FULL -Limited Spots available – Sustaining Spirit Virtual Book Workshop
Join a small group of interested participants in self-reflection activities and discussion on self-care. In 4 sessions we will delve into the themes and tools covered in Sustaining Spirit. Sessions: August 22nd, 29th, September 26th and October 3rd.

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Previous Speaking Engagements

National Network for Justice (NNJ) Conference
Self-Care Plenary
July, 24th 2019

Poetry Reading (Virtual)
June 20th, 2019
Darwen, United Kingdom

A Contemplative CRiT Collage Methodology for Community and Self-Mending
Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA)
May 31, 2019

DREAM Webinar: Self-Care and Activism
DREAM Mentor Mondays Talk
May 6th 2019

Invited Featured Speaker
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Portland, OR
March 27–30, 2019

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

Speaker: Self-Care and Disability Justice
University of Arizona
January 24, 2019

Speaker: Disabled Mestiza Self-Care
Disability Intersectionality Summit
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
October 13, 2018

Sustaining Spirit Book Reading
Antigone Books
Tucson, AZ
September 2018

Sustaining Spirit Book Reading
Source Booksellers
Detroit, MI
June 2018

Previous Workshops

Sustaining Spirit: A Workshop Series for Activists
Antigone Books
February – April 2019

Self-Care for Social Justice Activists Study Circle
Tucson, AZ
June 2018 – January 2019

Self-Care for Disability Justice Activists Workshop Series
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
August – December 2018

Ortiz has facilitated over 1,000 workshops on various topics, such as: Self-Care, Living in Multiple Worlds (Intersectionality), Disability Justice, Youth Leadership, and Conflict Resolution/Anti-Violence work


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