Join us as we welcome Angela Garbes for a reading and conversation in honor of her new book Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. For this event, Angela will be in conversation with WBEZ's Monica Eng.
Obstetricians cautiously quote statistics; online sources scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. First-time mother Angela Garbes was dissatisfied with the plethora of advice about what women ought to do, rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves. So she dove into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes to find answers to critical questions. In Like a Mother, Garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood.
Angela 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 24-year history. Garbes is an experienced public speaker, and a 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. In her 30-year-long, award-winning career in journalism,
Monica Eng has worked for Chicago Public Radio, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She currently reports on food, health, environment, and Chicago history for WBEZ’s Curious City show and is co-host of the food health podcast Chewing. She is the mother of two teenagers and is writing a middle school novel about magical noodles and dumplings.