Pace and place: disability politics at desert speeds

An interview with Naomi Ortiz

A white Mestiza woman stands in the desert wearing a purple top and blue bandana
Naomi Ortiz

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?

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