What is Maybe Baby?

Maybe Baby is a weekly long-form newsletter about hard-to-describe feelings. It arrives in your inbox every Sunday morning and is best consumed while physically comfortable. My goal is to make you feel the way you do after a long talk with a friend, or even just slightly less anxious about the always-chaotic, often-alienating modern world.

I’m Haley Nahman, a culture writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Some know me as the former features director of Man Repeller, some as @halemur, others as just another internet person who started a newsletter. Very few people know me for my Twitter, and I’ve accepted that.

My weekly Sunday newsletter includes personal essay, cultural commentary, and most often a mix between the two. I’m intrigued by topics like self-delusion, metacognition, the media, and how our behavior is shaped by all three. In addition to the weekly newsletter, paying subscribers get access to my Friday recs email (“15 things I consumed this week”); my monthly advice column, Dear Baby; and my Tuesday podcast, which is a mixed bag of interviews, advice, and unfiltered thoughts. You will never see an ad or sponsor on here—that was one of my founding principles.

More than the perks, paying subscribers are funding the existence of this newsletter and helping me develop free writing as if it were paid work. My deepest thanks to those who contribute!

If you’d like to subscribe, here are the options:

Two quick things:
1. Every 100 paid sign-ups I receive, I comp 10 paid subscriptions for people who can’t afford it, so if you’re interested in being comped, sign up here.
2. I redistribute a portion of my revenue to a different organization every month, which you’ll find highlighted at the bottom of each email.

Thank you to anyone who finds their way here,