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Angela Garbes

2023 Speaker

Speaker | Essential Labor: What Caregivers Really Need from Workplaces

ANGELA GARBES is the author of Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, called “a landmark and a lightning storm” by the New Yorker. Her first book, Like a Mother, was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award in nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Cut, New York, Bon Appétit, and featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and NPR’s Fresh Air. Garbes is a community advocate for reproductive justice, working families, and equity and inclusion. Her TED talk, What Working Parents Really Need from Workplaces, quickly reached over one million views. A first-generation Filipina American, Garbes lives with her family in Seattle.