Angela Garbes


headshot of Angela wearing a denim jacket and smiling at the camera with a grey wall behind her.

Angela Garbes is a writer based in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her family on Beacon Hill. She is the author of Like a Mother, a narrative nonfiction book exploring the emerging science and cultural myths of pregnancy. Like a Mother was an NPR Best Book of 2018 and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award in nonfiction, and it was deemed “excellent” by The New York Times.

Her latest book, Essential Labor, on care work and mothering as social change, was published by Harper Wave in May 2022.