Julie Nichols is a practicing Catholic, a Native Texan, a wife of 29 years, a mother of young adults, and has a daughter-in-law.

Julie is an Educational Therapist and Vocational Rehabilitation Instructor who serves children, adolescents, and adults with developmental, learning, and cognitive disabilities.  She is also a part-time advocate for Neurodivergent/disabled and LBGTQ+ youth and their families, an early-onset Parkinson’s Disease patient, and was the first recipient of Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in South Texas in 2017.

Julie loves modern-day theological challenges, walks with the dogs, attending Mass/Church, and eating Mexican food on the San Antonio Riverwalk with her family.

Her work has appeared in Catholic publishers like New Ways Ministry, Outreach, Fortunate Families, Therapist News, MarkpShea, and Catholic New Zealand. It has also appeared in other publications like Faith-on-View and Righting America. Julie was also a guest speaker on a secular LGBTQ+ podcast called Living OutLoud with Laura.