Joyous Miralle

Dream Beyond Bars Fellow


Joyous Miralle was born and raised in Oakland. She is currently a Dream Beyond Bars fellow at CURYJ,

Joyous believes that it’s important to hold space for youth to make change, along with learning leadership skills to help better our situations and a safe space for sharing so they can grow and learn.

Growing up Joyous was involved in the community. and showing up to support where it’s needed. She has pushed through the system’s messed up setup.  As a systems-impacted youth, Joyous has learned to maneuver through challenges such as homelessness, unstable housing, and food insecurity and surviving the soaring cost of living in Oakland as a working class family in what is now a playground for the rich where she and her family can barely survive.

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