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Joyce has collaborated and featured on various mediums such as websites and publications. She has written for several publications such as The Metro, Stylist Magazine, American Express Essentials, ROL Cruise and The Local. She has had the pleasure of co-hosting a wellness retreat and speaking at the worlds largest conference for women engineers. If you would like to feature or work with Diy with Joy, please email or contact via the form. For more details on press and media features, please scroll down.



Byline – How to re-create the exciting Nigerian dish that surprises you every time

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Zip around Zanzibar with Joyce

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Stylist Magazine

Travel: 7 women on their best-ever holidays and how it changed their lives

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Travel Noire

The Black Expat: ‘Living Abroad In Tanzania, I Felt Peace, Belonging, And Freedom’

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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

As part of the #throwbackthailand campaign, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) worked with content creators to share throwbacks of past amazing trips from Thailand and shared the best, funniest, most inspirational travel memories and tips to inspire others to visit Thailand. 

Kind Memories From The Heart Of Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) survey on visitors from Myanmar – Myanmar Outbound Tourism Insights for Industry Pros

American Express Essentials 

Featured my jerk chicken coconut pelau recipe (full recipe will be released in my cookbook in September 2020) for my ‘cooking up a tropical feast’ story’ in the August 2020 issue of Amex Essentials publication.

Summer Solutions: Travel The World Through Your Palate

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ROL Cruise

Bloggers share favourite romantic city destinations in Europe as well as exciting things to see and do in the area. As seen in Rol Cruise, featuring Budapest, Hungary as a romantic city destination to take your loved one.

European cities made were famous by love

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Wonders of Wanders

A collaborative post sharing tasty food stories. From a foodie bike tour in Berlin to, traditional Shabbat dinner in Israel, all the way to a dining experience with a Tibetan nomad, each story delves into cultures, traditions and connections forged through culinary experiences.

Food Travels: Around the World in 10 Tasty Tales

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Be Right Back

We all see stories online of people who quit their jobs to travel the world and become #travelgoals. It’s pretty cool, however, the reality is that it’s not what everyone who loves travels wants/has to do. For those that work full time, there are many ways that you can travel without leaving your job. We’ve reached out to some frequent travellers who hold down a 9-5 and have become the person at work who is always on holiday somewhere. 10 bloggers share their tips on how to maintain a full-time job and travel successfully.

How to travel with a full-time job: Advice from ten 9-5ers who frequently travel


The Local

The Local and Lufthansa have partnered to bring you three stories of life-changing travel. I share a travel story of my trip to Israel that changed my perspective while experiencing a traditional Shabbat dinner.

Three stories of life-changing travel: Israel, Honduras and Rome

Wanderlust Calls 

20 amazing black travel bloggers share some travel tips that cover everything from saving to travel, finding flight and accommodation deals and slaying on your travels.

20 Travel Tips From Black Travel Bloggers

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Looking for some healthy recipes to try or a pancake recipe to make for Pancake day? Check out my recipe contributions to Adzvice, a platform for the so-called ‘millennials.

3 Simple & Healthy Dishes You Can Make At Home

How To Make: Chocolate Coconut Pancakes With Homemade Caramel Sauce.


My Breaking Views

10 places you should travel solo for the first time as a black female traveller. I share why Phuket, Thailand is a great destination for first-time solo travellers

10 Places to Visit For the First Time Solo As A Black Female

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This feature includes Joyce’s experience transiting in Beijing, China for under 24 hours and tips to help prepare for your transit.

Transit in Beijing in under 24 Hours


Sarah Toyin

Over the years Black people have become more and more aware of the fact that we need to wear sunscreen and protect our melanin. We are more aware of the fact that we are also at risk of skin cancer and melanin does not change that. This post is for you if you are looking for the best sunscreens to protect Black skin.

The Best Sunscreens For Black Skin

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The travel buzzword for 2020 is staycation as most of us face uncertainty about how and when we can safely travel abroad. So I decided to put a UK guide together with the help of some friends to bring you inspiration on where to visit next. The guide goes in order of England, Scotland, Wales and then I’ve included Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) and the Republic of Ireland at the end.

The Great British Staycation Guide


Bis To The World

As lockdown eases and borders open, we’ve all been daydreaming about our next trip. However, some of us might still not feel ready to get on a plane and leave the country for a break, as much as we might like to. If that’s you, don’t fret! There’s a lot to be discovered in the UK or wherever it is that you live, you just have to go! So here are 15 ideas for a UK post-lockdown staycation to add to your bucket list as you start planning breaks.

UK Post-Lockdown Staycation Destination GuideBistotheworld

Speaking Engagements & Events

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Global Conferences

  • Presented at the European WE local conference in Berlin, Germany – May 2019
  • Presented at the worlds largest conference for women engineers, SWE global conference in Anaheim, USA  – November 2019
  • Presentation title – Making wellbeing a career goal and why it’s good for business.


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Supasta Wellness Retreat 

  • Co-hosted a fitness and health retreat in Pool, UK – October 2019
  • Developed recipes for the menu, head chef for the retreat, managed guests and hosted workshops such as meal prep 101 master class. Some highlights from a cooking class I hosted can be viewed below.




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