Dinah Ortiz

Dinah is a writer and activist who has dedicated the majority of her time advocating to end the stigma surrounding PWUD and PWID. She has devoted over eight years advocating for marginalized parents in a variety of contexts, and contributing to Rise magazine, The Chronicle for Social Change and other publications. She has appeared on dozens of panels nationwide to discuss the racial disparities in the child welfare system.

The Day They Sentenced My Son to Federal Prison

They stole my baby again. It doesn't matter that he's 26 years old. It doesn't matter that it was an…

October 22, 2020

The Agony of Attending My Son’s Probation Violation Hearing

As I entered the federal court building in Manhattan with my son on the morning of Nov 19, I had…

November 21, 2019

We Need More Focus on How the Drug War Attacks Parents of Color

It would be hard to dispute that the War on Drugs, instigated by President Nixon in 1971, has deliberately targeted…

March 28, 2019