Her debut cross form “stigma smashing” play Fuck You Pay Me, about working in London strip clubs has seen multiple sell out runs in Edinburgh and London, reached the national media, won several awards and was published by Oberon. She is also developing a TV comedy set in this world, and a book anthology of activist writing. Joana is an Oval House Associate Artist and a resident at Raven Row, and last year was commissioned by CASA to make a gig-theatre show about spirituality and shopping at Oval House. Joana co-runs big queer Latinx disco “Brazilian Wax” a club night which centres and programs people from the Latinx, Queer and Sex Worker communities. She is also an organiser with grassroots trade union UVW.