Photo by BryBoom and edited by JOY MA.

JOY MA is a Black, queer, woman from the South Side of Chicago who primarily works through the mediums of music production, performance and speculative fiction. They are passionate about bridging the arts, organizing, and education for community autonomy, racial, gender, and disability justice. As an artist, JOY MA is most concerned with communicating issues related to social justice in the most imaginative way possible. JOY MA is also an active, international DJ that holds dearly the idea that facilitating joy through music will aid in healing the universe. As a creative writer, JOY MA explores environmental issues, arts criticism, and writes historically-based speculative fiction stories through a Black, feminist lens.