As strong a force as love is, it only got me through the first time I thought my husband was dying. It turned out the motivation that really stuck, what kept me going through the rigors of caregiving, was duty. I would have like to think it would have been love, but no: Outmoded, grim, sexist duty kept me trudging back and forth to the hospital, doing laundry, taking care of … [Read more...]
About Kate Washington
Kate Washington is a writer in Sacramento. Her work has appeared in Avidly, The Billfold, The Bellingham Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Brain, Child, and many other venues. She is currently at work on her first book, a feminist hybrid memoir and cultural critique of the unpaid work of family caregivers. Follow her on Twitter @washingtonkate.