Paula M. Fitzgibbons

Paula M. Fitzgibbons is an award winning freelance writer with bylines in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Today’s Parent, and more. Paula’s essay 10 Things My Chronic Illness Has Taught My Children appears in the book About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times.

A former pastor in the Lutheran Church (ELCA), who hung up her collar when she became a mother of three kids in 11 months, Paula has been writing for close to three decades. Her most beloved theological topics are Liberation Theology, issues facing young people, and social justice. She began freelancing in 2007, focusing largely on parenting, education, adoption reform, and social issues. When diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2011 and supporting her kids through their own health struggles soon after, she added health, wellness, and disability to her list of frequent topics.

You can view some of Paula’s most popular writing highlights here or by perusing this website.