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.


Meet the Burlesque Dancers ‘Bringing the Chocolate Back to Chocolate City’

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jul 24, 2015 11:58AM

Chè Monique and Dainty Dandridge founded Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret in November, and their second showcase is debuting tonight to a nearly sold-out 300 person theatre in Washington, D.C.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Abortion Support Without Politics

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jul 14, 2015 10:00AM

Aspen Baker, co-founder of the controversial post-abortion support service Exhale, talks about her "pro-voice" philosophy, why her group refuses to label itself pro-choice or pro-life, and how it deals with race in the reproductive health movement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Miriam Zoila Pérez: 'What Happens Next is More Important Than Marriage'

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jun 30, 2015 2:17PM

Colorlines gender columnist Miriam Zoila Pérez sorts through some sticky questions about what same-sex marriage really means to her—and what it could mean for the entire LGBTQ movement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Doc About Black Lesbians Jailed for Self-Defense Hits TV Screens

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jun 21, 2015 9:51PM

'Out in the Night' tells the story of "The New Jersey Four," a group of young black lesbians who received severe prison sentences after defending themselves from a man's homophobic attack.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

New Anti-Abortion Billboards Give Reproductive Justice Activists Déjà Vu

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jun 17, 2015 11:00AM

Citing racism, black reproductive justice groups are rallying against a spate of anti-abortion billboards going up in the South.

Topics: Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

'No Más Bebés' Exposes Sterilization Abuse Against Latinas in L.A.

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jun 1, 2015 7:15PM

A look at the Mexican-American women who sued L.A. County General Hospital for sterilizing them without their consent. 

Topics: History, Health, Gender & Sexuality

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