A white Mestiza woman stands in the desert with a blue and white head covering and purple top.

Pace and place: disability politics at desert speeds

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? How does your body connect with where you are right now?” She asks readers to conceive of themselves as interconnected with their communities and their material world.
Read more about Oritz’s activism and writing in my interview with her up on Jacket2 now: Pace and place: disability politics at desert speeds.

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