Harper Wave Books: Unexpected Perspectives on Mind, Body, and Soul

Meet the Author: Angela Garbes

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Angela Garbes is a Seattle-based writer specializing in food, bodies, women’s health, and issues of racial equity and diversity. Garbes began writing for The Stranger in 2006, and became a staff writer in 2014. Her piece “The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am” is the publication’s most-read piece in its twenty-four-year history, and the inspiration for this book. Garbes is an experienced public speaker, frequent radio and podcast guest, and event moderator. She grew up in a food-obsessed, immigrant Filipino household and now lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

Books by Angela Garbes

Like a Mother

A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

Book cover image: Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

A bold, feminist, and personal deep-dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and early motherhood that debunks myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.  More »

Care & Leading

Mothering as Social Change

Book cover image: Care & Leading: Mothering as Social Change

From the acclaimed author of Like a Mother comes an investigation into the current state of caregiving in America and an exploration of motherhood as a means of social change.  More »