Joy is an Indigenous Black Canadian writer, advocate, and athlete. She is a proud member of the Kainai Blood Tribe and grew up in Lethbridge, Alta. Joy has a Bachelor’s degree in history and First Nations studies and a Master’s degree in political science specializing in transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction, both from Western University. Her research focused
on Indigenous land claim settlements and reconciliation within Canada, looking particularly at land and relationship. Now pursuing her writing professionally as a journalist, Joy has bylines in The Globe and Mail and CBC Sports. Joy’s passion in journalism lies in Indigenous politics, environmental reporting, and uplifting the stories of the Black and Indigenous communities and those who are often marginalized in Canada. She is currently finishing her Master of Journalism degree at Carleton University. Joy is a retired 100m hurdler in athletics, a three-time Canadian National Championship finalist and has represented Team Canada internationally twice.