Joycely Writes



About Joycely


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.

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Joycely MOTTO:

  • We Center Our Reflections

  • We Treasure Our Healers

  • We Choose Our Healing 



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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Upcoming Events

  • The Halcyon Fall: Single & Community Mothers w/ Nikki Blak
    May 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    Black womyn, womyn of color folx of color have the cultural responsibility of parenthood/ guardianship as a part of rearing. How has this shown up or not shown up in your life? Session Recording Available for $25 (ticket price)
  • The Halcyon Fall: Sonya Renee Taylor, Children of Mother's Lost
    May 07, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    If your mother passed, or if she's living and disappearing at the same time to YOU as a mother, this is the platform for you. Session Recording Available for $25 (ticket price)
  •  The Halcyon Fall: Sex Magic 101 w/ Crissy-gail Edwards
    Apr 23, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you read the words 'Sex Magic'?
  • The Halcyon Fall: 510 Feelmore Benefits for A Healthy Imagination
    Apr 02, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    Tell me the story of the first time you went into an Adult Store and why.
  • The Halcyon Fall: Love Don't Live Here w/ Cat Brooks & Amber Allen Pierson
    Mar 12, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Is Love jealous? Is it long-suffering? Should it endure all things and if so, does that mean abuse? What about fear or hurt feelings? What is the line between healthy and unhealthy love??Session Recording Available for $25 (ticket price)
  • When Can We Talk About The Fall (1)
    Mar 05, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Week 4 Feb 26th: When Can We Talk About the Fall? Guest: Mahogany L. Browne What/Who did you have to say no to in order to say yes to yourself? Please respond on my IG or Titter @JoycelyWrites. I will reply!

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."



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