Kathryn Joyce

Kathryn Joyce

Kathryn Joyce is the author of The Child Catchers and Quiverfull. A contributing editor at the New Republic and a contributing writer at Highline, her work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, The Marshall Project, Wired, Pacific Standard, Mother Jones, The Nation, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. Her Type/Highline investigation into how the Parkland mass school shooting led to a bitter local battle over race and discipline, “A Search for Answers/A Search for Blame,” received a 2019 Sidney Award from the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Her Type/Highline investigation into sexual harassment and assault in the National Park and Forest Services, “Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream,” was a 2016 American Society of Magazine Editors finalist and received the 2019 Clarion Award for online feature writing. Last updated June 2021

Investigations

Hana’s Story

Hana Williams left her Ethiopian orphanage for a new life in the United States. But after three years of abuse and neglect by her adoptive parents, she was dead.

Shotgun Adoption

The spread of highly questionable practices — including coercion of destitute pregnant women — in the anti-abortion movement’s “crisis counseling” centers.

“Arrows for the War”

Christian mothers who believe in the “Quiverfull” movement — domestic warriors against 40 years of women’s liberation — aim to have more than six children, arrows in the quiver of God’s army.