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.
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.”
Last Fall, I was part of a group of local comic artists who collected stories from patients and volunteers at the free, four-day, volunteer run Seattle/King County Clinic. It was an incredible experience and I’m so grateful for everyone who took the time to talk with me. Here’s the first comic (which was actually my last interview), published in Real Change this week.