Every person I spoke with at the Seattle/King County Clinic this past fall was remarkably generous in sharing their time with me. Here are three of their stories. Please visit the Seattle/King County Public Health website to see many, many more.
I’m really proud that the following comics were included (along with pieces by some of my favorite Seattle artists) in Sketches Outside the Margins: Scenes from a Free Healthcare Clinic published on PEN America last week. Learn more about the Seattle/King County Clinic here.
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.
Check out this, and several other stories captured by local artists, in this week’s Stranger.
When I first approached Rosa, she didn’t think she had a story to share. She ended up making me teary with her many thoughtful and deeply kind observations about the clinic. Hers was also my longest interview. In these times when it seems so easy to forget, Rosa is, for me, the “real America.”
This one is such a frustrating reality for many workers:
This one ran in last week’s Real Change newspaper:
And, below, with introduction by Comics 4 Health Coverage: “Legions of volunteers made it possible to provide free medical, vision, and dental care to over 4,300 patients in 4 days during the Seattle/King County Clinic in 2017. Amy Camber talked to a volunteer interpreter and her comic is featured this week in the International Examiner!”