Joy Alicia Raines

Joy Alicia Raines is a Louisiana native, New York transplant, and graphic memoirist. Raines creates as a means to step back from herself and see the world from another set of eyes—to understand what could not normally be understood. She tells non-fiction stories frequently revolving around the ideas of “home” and faith.
Her current project is a collection of illustrated essays about moving away, falling in love, finding a home in the city, and building a family of transplants, told through the lens of NYC neighborhoods, called Lafayette Street: You are Home. You can follow the series on her Instagram page.