Amalia Ortiz is a Tejana actor/writer/activist. She featured on three seasons of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO, and the NAACP Image Awards on FOX. Amalia’s debut book of poetry, Rant. Chant. Chisme. (Wings Press, 2015), was selected by NBC News as one of the “10 Great Latino Books.” Rant. Chant. Chisme. is available now.