J.M. Nimocks, madame joy ma, is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar from Sunflower, Mississippi who is most concerned with building utopias for black, queer, disabled, gender fluid communities across the globe through installation art, performance, scholarship, and sounds. joy ma chooses the mainstream and kiki ballroom scene as their place of refuge, freedom, and artistic expression. they are a member of the Kiki House of Blyndex based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and organize within the kiki ballroom scene of the Pacific Northwest. They occasionally dj, curate festivals and parties, and host elaborate dinner parties for their chosen family.