Wendy C. Ortiz Quotes

Wendy C. Ortiz (born 1973) is an American essayist, creative nonfiction writer, fiction writer and poet.

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Wendy C. Ortiz


Overwhelm, panic, and wanting to flee were states of being in my everyday life as I tried to figure out life on my own, in the city I had grown up in, after an entire life made in Olympia, Washington for the eight years previous.

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To me, magic is everywhere.

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I wish to be a cat. I like to imagine I was a cat in a past life.

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I love indices! They are poetry in and of themselves, depending on the book.

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The women in my family - my grandmother and my mother - have been both sources of comfort and terror. Protection was not always available.

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Synchronicities fall under the "magic" heading to me.

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Cats connote sexuality in standard dream dictionaries.

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My relationship with my mother has always felt like the most complicated relationship of my life. I know I have a lot more writing to do on this.

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I imagine there's an undercurrent of the impact of early religious teachings and my break from what I was taught and expected to perform if I wanted to be considered normal in my family of origin.

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I pay attention as much as I can. I try to surround myself with other women with magical powers and a lot falls under the heading "magical powers."

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I'd like to imagine that "dreamoir" becomes a subgenre of nonfiction, maybe ultimately because I'd love to read many more dreamoirs by other writers - poets and memoirists especially.

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