J. Eliza Wall (Joy Elisabeth Waldinger) is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and art educator from Philadelphia. Her work explores various topics-the human condition, family dynamics, relationships, nostalgia, connection to nature, and mental and physical health-in an attempt to restore connections in a fractured world. She believes that art is a powerful tool that can generate change and healing on a local and global level. Her short films have won awards in national and international film festivals and she is a volunteer curator for Button Poetry. She has been published in: CRED Philly (2012), PhillyVoice (2015), The Sun Magazine (2013 & 2017), Scar Tissue Magazine (April 2022), The Ignatian Literary Magazine (May 2022), and Evening Street Press Review (Spring 2022). In 2020, she published Like the Sun Holds the Moon: A Children's Book, which addresses similar themes of separation and divorce. Her newest children's book (TRASH CRAB) will be coming out in Summer 2022.