I’m Joy. An online editor/writer type, wife of a journalist named Brendan, mother of Adela (the most adorable preschooler in the galaxy), and a proud resident of Austin, Texas. Before moving back to Texas, I lived in Astoria, Queens, and also spent several sun-soaked years in Mexico City. I’m a Texas native, originally from Corpus Christi, the Sparkling City by the Sea. Or so they say.
In 2013, after developing severe preeclampsia–and being misdiagnosed and mistreated–I became a preeclampsia patient advocate and shared my story in Cosmo.