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Naomi N. Ortiz

Naomi Ortiz is a facilitator, writer, poet and visual artist. She believes that caring for the world should not burn us out. Her book, "Sustaining Spirit: Self Care for Social Justice" guides readers to explore how self-care can work in everyday life, through examining our relationships with ourselves, community and place.

Naomi is grounded in social justice work through disability justice, community anti-violence work, US/Mexico border work and intersectional organizing within movements. She has conducted hundreds of workshops and trainings with diverse communities engaged in movement work; including, disability justice activists, people who are incarcerated and youth organizers. Her essays and poetry have been featured in the Feminist Wire, Poems and Numbers, as well as published in anthologies such as, Resistance and Hope edited by Alice Wong. Naomi is a Disabled, Mestiza (Latina/ Indigenous/ White), raised in Latinx culture, living in the U.S./Mexico borderlands.

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Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice
Nuestras Raices
Reclamation Press (
June 2018
ISBN 9781947647138
232 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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