Joyell

THE threads OF MY STORY

Of all the elements, water is my favorite. Coming back to the essence of water after being in the legal and justice field for 8+ years was like settling into my home. A home that had been empty for a long time but was ready to be decorated with nature, people, and experiences. Writer in the Tub was birthed while I was piecing my creative and womb practices together in Oaxaca, Mexico. Welcome to my rebirth.

Answering the question “where are you from?” has always been a challenge for me. I grew up in multiple countries, with a colorful ancestry, so the answer to that question is…complex. For now, my answer is, “I come from my mothers’ wombs.” 

Read “bluddy waters.”

I come from my mothers’wombs.

Writer + Travel with Intention
Writing and wandering are my two greatest joys. When I completed law school and was a racial justice strategist full time, the desire to be a writer waking up on different continents never quelled. I even worked at the United Nations just so I could country hop on the weekends…with a journal in tow. I quickly learned that being a lawyer in racial justice was not the life I wanted. While I no longer work in law or racial justice, my 14 years of experience inform the way I travel with equitable intention.

Womb to Tomb Care + Ancient Wellness
I began supporting births 20 years ago. Since then, I have trained with various healers, teachers, and midwives in full-circle womb work (fertility, menstrution, pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and loss), Ayurvedic medicine, smai tawi and yoga (RYT 200+ hours), herbalism, and psychedelic plant medicine.

Medicine Weaver + Rematriation
We all know how sacred water is. However, I learned how to work with water and use healing rituals after my Great Aunt transitioned in 2012 and my cousin died by suicide in 2015. Although they were the catalysts for my growth, I have expanded my water practice to share healing baths, nourishing daily rituals, and communing with nature.


Essence

Writer in the Tub

Writer in the Tub is a creative sanctum by the river. It is an interdisciplinary repository for creatives, holistic business owners, birth workers, and healers. By blending my birth work with ancestral wisdom and creative healing, I am carving a path that does not yet exist.

I collaborate with eco lifestyle brands, community-focused institutions, and healing practitioners for various offerings, including ceremony and retreat facilitation, content stays and reviews, and workshops.