Alia Joy Hagenbach
Alia Joy is the daughter of both a book lover and a storyteller and in that she was destined to be a writer. She collects words at aliajoy.com, always dances to the good songs, and believes even the most broken stories have a redeemer. Her work touches on so many of the hurts of today's women—depression and abuse, race and culture, body image and the hard work of seeing God's glory in the mess. Alia's unique perspective and raw vulnerability make her an approachable voice, a place to come and say, "me too."
She lives in Central Oregon with her husband, her tiny Asian mother, her three kids, a puppy, a bunny, and a bunch of chickens. Sushi is her love language and she balances her cynical idealism with humor and awkward pauses. She is also a contributor at (in)courage, GraceTable, SheLoves Magazine, The Mudroom, and Deeper Waters.