Joyelle Goldbard (she/they) is an interdisciplinary community-engaged artist with a passion for play. As a fat, queer woman with mental health disabilities, her work explores themes of identity, place and belonging. How do we navigate our individual identities while still feeling a sense of community? How do we learn to accept ourselves when we live within systems that were not designed for us? How is our relationship with our bodies a microcosm of our relationship with the earth? And most importantly, how can we live joyfully and authentically in our bodies?
Goldbard is interested in how sharing our raw, vulnerable stories can connect us to each other and the land. They believe in the power of art to transform our greatest wounds into our biggest strengths, and feel that every day should include a piece of quality dark chocolate.