Town Hall’s new Replay Matinee series invites you to come together in our building to enjoy screenings of our greatest hits – during the day! This community program is free to all participants.
Note: this is a screening of a previous in-person event. The speakers will not be in attendance.
This Replay Matinee features Angela Garbes, who spoke with Lindy West on Town Hall’s stage in 2018 about her book, Like a Mother.
Like most first-time mothers, food and culture writer Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she first became pregnant. And like many mothers, she sought satisfactory answers to the scientific mysteries and cultural myths that surround motherhood. Now she joins us with a compilation of the wisdom from her book Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, debunking myths and dated assumptions.
Garbes shares the results of her intensive search for judgement-free answers to the questions that had filled her mind. She demystifies the topic of pregnancy and encourages women the freedom to choose the right path themselves, rather than filtering information through a lens of what women ought to do. Garbes joins in conversation with Seattle-based writer Lindy West to share a rigorously researched look at the physiology, biology, chemistry, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood. Garbes and West offer personal and feminist guidance to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives, and unpack the science behind postpartum hormones, breast milk, miscarriage, and more. Join Garbes and West for an exploration of pregnancy infused with candor, humor, awe, and appreciation of the human body.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle.