Writer. Artist. Student. 100% Human Being
Joie Lamar believes that embracing our multifaceted nature is the key to finding comfort in our complex world. She strongly feels that labeling individuals based on their careers, callings, gender, age, or ethnicity is outdated and should be discontinued. According to Joie, we are all interconnected and should celebrate our diversity. She refuses to be defined by any single label and rejects the LatinX label if it means ignoring her indigenous Taino heritage. Identifying as non-binary, Joie lives her life unconventionally and believes that labels imposed by others are limiting.
She has had a diverse career, having retired as an Electrical Engineer, become a Best Selling Author, Emerging Artist, PhD student, Publisher, and a lifelong Activist, following her life philosophy.
Joie’s 2-part memoir titled Mambo Lips (Volume 1) & Salsa Hips (Volume 2) has been well-received by the 2SLGBTQ+ community. The memoir has been included in two LGBTQ+ schools in the United States as part of their curriculum. Joie's writing portfolio has grown beyond her first two memoir books and now includes many uniquely 'Lamar ' and engaging fiction books.