Media

 
Video 

“I am a Pre-Existing Condition: Healthcare, Mental Health, and Self-Care”

Watch Naomi Ortiz at Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades
Naomi Ortiz starts: minute 17:46 

“I am a Pre-Existing Condition: Healthcare, Mental Health, and Self-Care” at Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades
 

Audio

Care Giving: Naomi Ortiz & The East Bay Center for the Blind

Naomi Ortiz talks with Adrienne Lauby about how caring for others affects people with disabilities.  What kinds of questions arise as we offer help?  What trade offs do we make?   Then, we visit the East Bay Center for the Blind in Berkeley to talk to those who enjoy, staff and manage this grassroots community center.

Fashion, Spirituality, and Disability

Two disabled, Latina/mixed friends have a conversation about living on the US/Mexico border, family, fashion, spirituality and disability rights.

Transforming Lies Into Resistance
Part 2 in the “Self-Care in the Time of Liars” Series


Writing

Writing For Activists Who Don’t Fit In
Blog for Reclamation Press on writing the book, Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice

Transforming Lies Into Resistance
Part 2 in the “Self-Care in the Time of Liars” Series

Surviving in the Liars’ Sandstorm
Part 1 in the “Self-Care in the Time of Liars” Series

We Exist In Darkness (Living at the Intersections)
Intersectionality is described as the location where all of our multiple identities intersect. However, my identities are not straight lines, which only intersect in one place. For me, intersectionality is more like living in multiple worlds at once. Intersectionality is like a woven basket. Pieces of me are woven together holding my experiences in the world, my soul. This basket holds the essence of me, but is something that others cannot see. How can someone understand the intricacies of being a Mestiza, Disabled, poor, woman, mystic shape-shifter, who was born and has lived in the borderlands? I, who exist inside this woven basket, am always on the continuing journey to understand each piece and what it means when they are fit together….

Disability, Disability Justice & Shared Values with Prevention
Volume 1, Issue 3: This issue of the Catalyst Connections provides insights and recommendations for advancing domestic and sexual violence prevention efforts through disability justices from the peer learning discussion hosted by TC-TAT via teleconference in December 2011. Peer learning participants included: Naomi Ortiz, Freelance Consultant specializing in disability justice; Marsha Saxton, World Institute on Disability; Sarah Triano, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center.