Joydanze is 16 years old and lives in Mattapan. She attends the John D O’Bryant and is in the 10th grade. She is an honor roll student, plays six instruments and is a member of a band named Aurum and makes her own music under the name Z.e. She is the youngest child out of three girls and is influenced most by her family because of their perseverance. In five years, she will be in college fulfilling her dreams of becoming an art therapist.