Joyell Arvella, J.D. (she/her) || Founder & CEO
Joyell is a racial and gender justice strategist, educator, womxn’s rights activist, and restorative justice practitioner. Her professional background is in education, reproductive justice, international civil and human rights law, race and equity, transitional justice, community outreach, and reconciliation. She has worked with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon, government agencies, nonprofits, and public schools in the United States and abroad to address violence against womxn and girls, terrorism, and state sanctioned violence against people of color. Joyell combines her eight years of experience in education, ten years in nonprofit organizations, and seven years of social justice advocacy to create harp + sword, which uses restorative justice to advance racial and gender equity in womxn’s health. Additionally, Joyell currently serves as a board member for Community Law in Action and Baltimore Rising Leader.
Joyell received her B.A. in Black Studies from Washington College and her J.D. from New England Law | Boston. She utilizes her legal and public interest skills to address the intersections of race/ethnicity, equity, gender, incarceration, and sexual health.