Collecting stories at the King County Clinic is hands-down my favorite project to be a part of. In addition to patients, this year I spoke with several of the volunteers who make the Clinic possible. Catherine is one of those volunteers.
For all of us who care about justice and equity and compassion, things were rough long before Trump ever took office. But these past two years, these past two weeks in particular, have been crushing.
I keep coming back to these two survivors who demanded of Jeff Flake (and all the men he represents) to “LOOK AT ME.” I cried listening to them. Their courage shocked me and created a little space to breathe beneath the weight of it all. Thank you, Marie Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila Gualy. I keep going because of people like you. Thank you.