The Shape of Care

Season 2, Episode 1: From fear to love: An evangelical Christian and a Muslim home care worker

Episode Summary

Nearly 2.3 million care workers provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and people with disabilities in their homes. This episode illuminates the relationship between Shazia Anwar, a professional home care worker in Washington state, and the woman she cares for, Darlen Wagenius. Shazia becomes an advocate for Darlen, and for all home care workers.

Episode Notes

Check out to see guest bios and photos, links to relevant articles and resources, and an essay by guest author,Fumilayo Showers, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut. The essay is entitled, Immigrant Social Networks and the Little-Known Story of African Immigrants Providing Solutions to the “Crisis of Care” in the US.