My name is Joy Sandford, and I’m the Teen Arts Program Coordinator at FreeArts NYC. Speaking of Freedom and the Arts, I am 100% here for both. I love being in families of all shapes and sizes, chosen or otherwise. I enjoy making music with my hands, my mouth, my production software, and on pianos when I come across them. I especially enjoy sharing in the particular catharsis that happens when Black, working class, women folks come together in song and dance. I’ve longed for a place (studio, small business, collective) that is all about high production value, organization, and a fixed concern for the most vulnerable among us. I’m done searching for this space – I’m ready to build!