Brooklyn’s bruja healer on her big dreams, trusting your ancestors, and staying true to you.
– KEYS SOULCARE
As a mental health and cannabis advocate, Emilia Ortiz has been pushing the boundaries of what self-care looks like and — more importantly — who is being represented across the industry of wellness. By tackling stigma through facts, humor, and bite-sized nuggets of wisdom, Ortiz has grown an impressive following of mothers, lovers, and everyone in between, seeking the unflinching spiritual guidance of a Brooklyn-based bruja.
Dive into our signature, rapidfire chat to discover some of her key tools and practices for keeping soulcare front and center in her life.
1. What is your favorite daily ritual that’s just for you?
Talking to my plants, and connecting with their magic!
2. My dream for the future is…
To witness Black and Brown people have access to the healing deserved.
3. What is your favorite part about yourself?
My heart and intuition — they go hand-in-hand for me.
4. How do you take a moment for yourself?
I shut the world out for a minute, even if it’s just long enough for me to focus on only enjoying a glass of water before coming back.
5. What is your personal mantra of the moment?
No need to worry — my ancestors handle that.
6. What music, book, and/or podcast are you vibing to?
These days, a lot of Whitney Houston. Also music from the 60’s and 70’s.
7. What does beauty look like to you?
People being true to who they are.
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