Writer and Editor
Listen to Kelly Corrigan read my essay, “My Holocaust-Survivor Grandmother Found Happiness Everywhere. I See Her in My Daughter.” (6 minute listen)
Joy Netanya Thompson is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. She currently serves as editorial director and senior writer at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Her writing has appeared on sites like Parents, What’s Up Moms, Coffee + Crumbs, Kveller, Motherwell, Gloria, Sojourners, and RELEVANT. Use the links on this page to read some samples of Joy’s writing.
Joy is currently querying a middle grade historical fiction manuscript based on the true events of her grandmother surviving the Holocaust with her best friend.
In her 15 years of editing, Joy has edited and proofread for FULLER magazine, Patagonia, Inc., Azusa Pacific University, the Fuller Youth Institute, Outreach magazine, and more. View some of her projects on her profile at Working/Not Working.
Joy lives on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County with her husband, Robert, their daughter, Zadie, and their emotionally high-maintenance dog, Asher Lev.
I Went to a Concert Alone to Find My Pre-Mom Self (Gloria)
The Mom from ‘Bluey’ Gives Me Permission to Be an Introverted Parent (Parents)
A Mother’s Unshakeable Love (Coffee + Crumbs)
Yes, Traveling with Kids Is a Sh*tshow––Here’s Why It’s Worth It (What’s Up Moms)
The Spiritual Practice of Crying on a Peloton Bike (RELEVANT)
My Holocaust-Survivor Grandmother Found Happiness Everywhere. I See Her in My Daughter. (Kveller)
The Surprising Ministry of Queer Eye (Sojourners)
When You Can Only Handle One Child––and That’s Okay (Motherwell)
Shifting the Power (FULLER magazine)
Review: Amy Poehler’s ’Wine Country‘ Subverts Typical Female-Story Tropes (RELEVANT)
Giving Up “Cool” for a Bigger Life (No Sidebar)
One Simple Question Unlocked My Best Self Care (The Art of Simple)
GET IN TOUCH
Joy is interested in contract writing, editing, and proofreading work. Reach her at joynetanyathompson [at] gmail [dot] com or connect on social media using the links below. You can also sign up for her occasional newsletter, Midweek Joy.