Found 59 articles containing 'baker'

  • Anxiety in an Anxious Age

    • Apr 2, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    A few months ago, I had a video call with a physician's assistant. I had called a bit frantically days before. I couldn't fall asleep at all or I w...
  • My Anger Remains

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I'm angry. Again. I'm trying to answer the emails that overflow my inbox and convince a first grader to please for the love of all that is good and...
  • The Costs of Speaking Out

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In the late afternoon on Jan. 6, an email landed in my inbox. I didn't notice it at first. My eyes had been glued to Twitter and various news sites...
  • Not Quite Half‐Full

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I used to be a “glass half‐full” kind of person. I used to be optimistic. Optimism has never been my natural state of being. I'm not convinced that...
  • Working Mothers Still Aren't Okay

    • Dec 1, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's November, the day after the election and after my new book was published. I'm once again sitting at my dining room table or, as I like to call...
  • Hitting the Wall

    • Oct 29, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I've hit the wall again. During the months and months of COVID‐19 pandemic, I've lost count of how many times. Life is manageable until it isn't. E...
  • Anger Within

    • Sep 30, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There's a photo of a redwood tree that made the rounds on social media. It's by Randy Vazquez. The tree is in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Califo...
  • Those Who Wander Are Sometimes Lost

    • Sep 1, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There are a lot of things I keenly miss from before the pandemic: the ability to be near people rather than separated by at least six feet; the abi...
  • The Pandemic's Motherhood Penalty

    • Jul 29, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's May, and I'm sitting at my dining room table. It's covered in pencils, crayons, scissors, worksheets and overstuffed binders. The table is now...
  • Hope Is Not Enough

    • Jun 30, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I'm doomscrolling again—relentlessly perusing social media and dwelling in the terribleness of our world. Police Brutality and Protests Once again,...
  • We All Have to Push the Van

    • Jun 9, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Lately, I'm thinking about one of my favorite movies, Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Amid this pandemic, I'm reminded of a particular scene, one that...
  • The Juggle Is Unreal

    • Apr 30, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I've spent the last few months scrolling and clicking. Scrolling through news sites to see the latest information on the COVID‐19 pandemic. Scrolli...
  • The Juggle is Real

    • Mar 31, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I'm in a seminar room with graduate students from my alma mater. We're talking about sexism and teaching. I brought in candy to soften the blow. On...
  • The Past Doesn't Have to Be the Present

    • Mar 6, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In January, I visited the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. One of the things not a lot of people know about me is that, for ...
  • Begin Again

    • Jan 29, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There's a guitar sitting in the corner of my office. It's been sitting there for months now, actually more than six, but who's keeping count? My fa...
  • I Hope

    • Dec 31, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    2019 wasn't a good year. The world seemed to be on fire. Multiple reports offered dire warnings about climate change and the fate of our planet. Th...
  • On Self‐Care and Risks

    • Dec 31, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's November 2016, the day after Thanksgiving. I'm at an amusement park with my family, and my kids and their cousins are all grins and laughter a...
  • More Than Success

    • Dec 2, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Last November, I attended an annual conference of religious studies scholars, which I’ve attended on and off for the 17 years I’ve been a member of...
  • Feeling Like an Impostor

    • Oct 30, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    About a month ago, a producer of a new podcast emailed me to ask me to participate in a show on zombies. This isn't as strange of a request as it f...
  • Citation Matters

    • Sep 30, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    On my birthday, in August, an essay on sexism in the academy was published in the online version of a prestigious magazine. It appeared again and a...