I am a parent. I am a scientist.
In July 2023, I attended an international conference for which I was one of the main organizers. The thing was that I had to bring my 6-year, 3-year, and 7-week-old kids. What stood out to me was that people constantly wanted to talk about my kids and no longer seemed to see me as an accomplished researcher. After a while, I realized that all the ‘baby talk’ wasn’t a reflection of myself but of the other attendees sharing their own experiences. With this story I want to highlight the lack of visibility our scientific community gives to our families.