Forty-four, single and accidentally pregnant. Before Martha Bayne can even decide whether this is a dream or a nightmare, the realities of insurance, economics and government legislature over women’s bodies kick in.
Martha Bayne is a writer and editor based in Chicago. Founder of the Soup & Bread series of hunger-relief fundraisers at the Hideout, she is the author of the Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time (Agate/Surrey, 2011) and was honored with a Time Out Chicago "Eat Out" award in 2012. Her features and essays have appeared in Time Out Chicago, Bookforum, the Baffler, and the Chicago Reader, where she was on staff for ten years. For more see marthabayne.com and soupandbread.net; find her on Twitter as @soupandbread.