Abstract / Synopsis
I am a tenure-track assistant professor, and I have a beautiful three-year old boy and a husband who I love. My life today is within epsilon of the future I imagined while I was in university and contemplating a career in mathematics. Getting here, however, took longer than I thought. Along the way I often felt I was under pressure to choose between my career and having a family. I never made this choice and, although my pregnancy and my son did interfere with my career, I would not have it any other way. This is the story of how I got it all.
Abigail Wacher, "Beautiful Madness: Math and Motherhood --- Can You Have It All?," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 8 Issue 2 (July 2018), pages 239-245. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201802.26. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol8/iss2/26