Published on September 19th, 20140
JODIE ORTEGA: Artist, Catalyst, Renegade.
After a standing ovation at the 2012 Montreal Massacre Memorial following her first speech, Jodie Ortega continues to publicly break her silence using the most powerful communication tool she owns: her voice. With a Diploma in Broadcast Performing Arts and a firm belief that healing thrives in conversation, she applies the power and simplicity of dialogue to create conversations that lead to awareness about sexual violence. As an advocate and artist, Jodie’s Hip Hop dance programs focus on building self-esteem and communication skills in at-risk youth. Her accomplishments have been recognized by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. Jodie’s 365 Days of Gratitude: Sexual Abuse Survivor Edition can be found via Twitter @dontrunbabygirl.