Judy Batal­ion is the author of White Walls: A Mem­oir About Moth­er­hood, Daugh­ter­hood and The Mess in Between. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wash­ing­ton Post, The For­ward, Vogue, and many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. Judy has a BA in the His­to­ry of Sci­ence from Har­vard, and a PhD in the His­to­ry of Art from the Cour­tauld Insti­tute, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don, and has worked as a muse­um cura­tor and uni­ver­si­ty lec­tur­er. Born in Mon­tre­al, where she grew up speak­ing Eng­lish, French, Hebrew, and Yid­dish, she now lives in New York with her hus­band and three children.