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I started writing at 8 years old because I had been silenced as a child within the hierarchy of Black oppression. I was told to“Be seen not heard” and that “I know better than you because I am older.”
Writing became my resistance and my release. My writing allows me to process, to live, to continue.
I write to heal myself and to heal Black & Brown women and femmes.
I write because curiosity drives me. I have so many questions about this life. I want to learn, I want to learn from my fuck ups and other people's fuck ups and people to learn from mine.
This is my invitation to learn together.
We Center Our Reflections
We Treasure Our Healers
We Choose Our Healing
JOYCELY'S SOUL CAMP
Soul Camp is a sacred affinity space for Black/Indigenous LGBTQ womyn that provides safety for healing, rest, and connection. Rest is a privilege many Black womyn die without ever experiencing. The need is for Black womyn’s rest, growth, and gathering to be seen as a human right, not a rebellion. Given that Black womyn are usually erased or de-humanized, Soul Camp creates space where black joy can be celebrated. Soul Camp offers this unique opportunity in 2022 for 25 Black/Indigenous LGBTQ womyn. click link to advocate by giving!!
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Dancing In The Presence of Men: A Book of Love & Lovers
JANUARY 12, 2020
International storyteller and performance poet Joyce Lee reflects on 15 years of lovers and her life of loving and learning in Dancing in the Presence of Men. She explores the raw emotion and physicality of love without censorship or permission, examining loss, grief, sensuality, self-ownership and healing. Sonya Renee Taylor (author of The Body Is Not An Apology) says, "The poems in Dancing in the Presence of Men are a map toward what it means to gather up the far flung pieces of our womanhood and mosaic ourselves back into source magic. Joyce Lee's new work dances, inviting us all to do the same, no matter who's watching."