Shawnee Barton
Shawnee Barton

Shawnee Barton is a Texas-born artist, writer, poker player, and mother living in San Diego. You can reach her online at

The XX Factor
Dec. 6 2011 9:30 AMShould Boxers Bring Their Kids to Their Fights?
Nov. 27 2011 11:35 PMHow to Make a Baby the IVF Way
Nov. 28 2011 7:17 AMMy Miraculous ConceptionHow two infertility doctors, a team of nurses, an embryologist, an acupuncturist, my husband, and I made a baby.
  Slate Plus
Plus Roundups
March 5 2015 11:29 AM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
March 6 2015 8:08 AM The Man Who Discovered Thiamin Today, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.