Judy Batal­ion is the author of White Walls: A Mem­oir About Moth­er­hood, Daugh­ter­hood and The Mess in Between. She has writ­ten for The New York Times, Vogue, The Wash­ing­ton Post, and many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. Pri­or to her writ­ing career, she was an aca­d­e­m­ic, and is flu­ent in both Yid­dish and Hebrew. Born and raised in Mon­tréal, she now lives in New York with her hus­band and children.