3 Months To Beauty: a medical, family, and faith memoir  

A story of life, death, and radical change.  I walked Dad to his death, without knowing it, while feeling the weight of putting faith in action, living through medical miracles and failures, and seeing the family tearing a part and bonding during the three month stint he was in the hospital. Here is a picture of Dad and I during his hospital stay. I’m holding up a special-made T-shirt by my brother of his favorite saying, “God Is!!!”  

Joy T. Williams

I am the middle child of seven children, and love creativity and life. Dad and Mom taught me those things, and I’m grateful. I have a background in public health, dance, and theology, and I try to use all of those fields together in different ways. 

I decided to write this book, after so many people, during the process with Dad, would share that I should put my encouraging emails into a journal and publish for others who may be going through something similar. 

Now is the time. I’m grateful to have been supported by the Louisville Institute and so many other patrons in writing this memoir. Join the movement to radically change the most important systems in our culture that determine so much of our health: faith, medicine, and family. 

3 months to Beauty is a memoir that illustrates those needed changes, while also lifting up the good through my journey of love and relationships. I hope you enjoy being part of my journey. We can grow together, and change the journey of others who find themselves in a medical, family, and faith crisis. 




Read a FREE work in progress of the 3 Months To Beauty memoir:

Writing For History Day #31

3 Months To Beauty Excerpt: “Keep Me Alive”


Here are some other ways to engage:


Monthly Writing Group

We meet once a month to discuss works in progress, offer feedback, and write together. One FREE session within a writing group. Normally a $200 value!  



I love to share my experiences, and would love to do so for your church, family, or medical team, virtually or in person. The base virtual fee (per hour) is listed. But you get one virtual 30 minutes for FREE! Normally a $400 value! 



With all of the lessons that may emerge through sharing my lived experiences, sometimes what people need support around is how to have their own vulnerable conversations in their spaces with their people. My training as an equity, health, small and large group facilitator can help you achieve your goals of communicating well, and learning how to listen, and grow within your community. 45 minutes of facilitating training for FREE! Normally a value of $75!


One on One Coaching

Believe in yourself and your capabilities to make real change happen when it comes to your life. I’m hear to coach on the topics that I know best, which include, how to generate questions to ask the medical team, how to educate yourself about the medical system, and how to work through your emotions during the whole process, as well as the topics listed under the speaking section. One FREE 15 minute consult is available. Please book here.  Normally a $125 value! 


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3 Months to Beauty will be finished June 9, 2022!



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You can find quotes from the book and other inspirational merch here. These are pieces that I’ve made. Come shop pieces from wood or ceramics, and the take the book home with you through all kinds of creative mediums. 

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You can request a free 15 minute call to discuss a speaking engagement or coaching session. I offer group coaching, and in very limited situations, offer one on one coaching. You can book your free consult here to discuss your needs. 

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