- 🎭 Multi-passionate entrepreneur
- 🤓 Career coach
- 🇻🇪🇨🇦🇵🇪🇨🇱 Canadian-Venezuelan of Peruvian + Chilean roots
- 🎵 Music geek and dance enthusiast
- 🎸 Bass player
- 🐶 Dog lover
- ♎️ Libra Sun, Leo Moon, Leo Rising
- ⚡️ Manifesting Generator 6/2
In 2016 I quit trying to have a stable career and embraced being a jack of all trades. In the process I found out that not fitting in is my superpower, and it may be yours, too…
As of 2022 I’m working on, creating & co-creating the following projects:
- Camper van rental business: Lazy Camper Van
- What is it: a camper van rental business based in Montreal. We rent converted Toyota Siennas for those people who want to try a version of minimalistic van life to connect with nature or just explore the country.
- Online vinyl record shop: Johnythecat Records
- What is it: an e-commerce website selling new and used vinyl records. We ship love and vinyl to your home in Canada, the US and France, mostly. We are also on a marketplace called Discogs.
- Podcast & coaching community: Career Confidence for Immigrants
- What is it: my passion project to help immigrants stop hating their job, start a side business and become their best advocates.
- Dancing as meditation & celebration practice: @iamsoniaortiz
- What is it: sharing my dance practice with new and old songs, and vinyl records from my collection. I can switch from chicha to synth-pop, rumba congolaise and indie rock depending on my mood. I also post some bass covers on my channel Sonia’s Bass Practice.
- Biweekly panel + sharing circle: Living in Between Worlds: Conversations for Healing & Belonging.
- What is it: a group of first and second generation immigrants, allies and diasporas of the world. We talk about identity, culture and lived experiences as people living in between borders.