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Jodie Ortega

Intersectional Feminist/ARTivist , Breaking My Silence in New Westminster

Since publicly breaking her silence at the 2012 Montreal Massacre Memorial, Jodie Ortega has flipped her narrative of victim hood through her unique brand of storytelling; rap and spoken word. A Bruneian-Canadian, Jodie's TEDx talk in 2014 led to speaking opportunities in San Francisco and Toronto, and to her contributing poetry to Trigger Points Anthology, a collection of writing by parents who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. A regular at New West's Poetic Justice Open Mic, Jodie is also a two time presenter at BIL Talks, a SNAP Vancouver volunteer and a 2016 Courage To Come Back Award Nominee in the Social Adversity category. Jodie's story is currently featured in The Other Press, Douglas College's student newspaper. Take that, PTSD! *karate chop*

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Gender Politics

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 

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New Westminster @ River Market
May 06, 2016