Miriam Zoila Pérez

Miriam Zoila Pérez Gender Writer
Miriam Zoila Pérez is a Cuban-American writer covering issues of race, health and gender. She is the founder of RadicalDoula.com, and was an Editor at Feministing.com for four years, during which time the site was awarded the Sidney J Hillman Prize for Blog Journalism. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, Alternet, The American Prospect, MORE Magazine, RH Reality Check and a number of anthologies, including "Yes Means Yes," "Click" and "Persistence." Pérez is the author of "The Radical Doula Guide: A Political Primer for Full-Spectrum Pregnancy and Childbirth Support." Learn more about her work on her website, or follow her on twitter @miriamzperez.

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Illinois University Survey Reveals Some Ugly Truths About On-Campus Racism

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 21, 2015 12:35PM

A new report from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign reveals the breadth of microaggressions faced by students of color on its campus.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth

Group for Young People with Wealth Raises Over $1 Million to Honor Michael Brown

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 20, 2015 12:00AM

The campaign, led by Resource Generation, began a few weeks after his death, and ends today, on what would have been Brown’s 19th birthday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

A Mother’s Day Look at Life For Moms of Incarcerated Children

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 6, 2015 2:51PM

Two mothers share what it's like to have an incarcerated son, and Essie Justice Group, a new organization working to provide support to women with incarcerated loved ones.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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Harassed Online? HeartMob Plans to Have Your Back

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Apr 30, 2015 3:40PM

A new project from Hollaback! seeks to support women who've faced racial and gender-based  harassment online.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Framing of Dove's 'Choose Beautiful' Campaign is a Farce

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Apr 15, 2015 9:30AM

Dove is back with another ad that is supposedly centered around teaching women how to feel beautiful. Miriam Zoila Pérez calls B.S.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

Why I'm So Scared by the Purvi Patel Verdict

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Apr 8, 2015 9:55AM

The Indiana woman who either had a miscarriage or a self-induced abortion was sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide. What does race have to do with this penalty?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

New Legs for 'This Bridge Called My Back'

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Apr 6, 2015 7:00AM

With a new edition of her classic anthology out, Chicana lesbian writer Cherríe Moraga talks feminism, progress and race.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Meet the Latina Owner of the First LGBTQ Gym in the U.S.

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Mar 24, 2015 7:00AM

Owner Nathalie Huerta reveals the story behind The Perfect Sidekick, her Oakland gym expressly for LGBTQ folks.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

#TBT: 'Granny Midwives' of the South

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Mar 19, 2015 10:00AM

A look at the little-discussed but crucial league of black healthcare providers known as "granny midwives" who delivered poor and rural women's babies in the South way before doctors and hospitals became the norm.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Health

New Law Book Could Change the Face of Reproductive Rights

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Feb 27, 2015 7:00AM

The first of its kind, "Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice" gives law students a new, intersectional way of thinking.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality