Miriam Zoila Pérez

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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Saturday, July 04, 2015
What Happens Next is More Important Than Marriage
I came out late, relative to a lot of my peers. I was almost through college when I finally allowed myself to really consider the other half of the population—women—as potential mates. As soon as I did, my world went from black and white to Technicolor. I remember walking around my college campus,...
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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) celebrates its 20th anniversary tomorrow, Saturday 13. In honor of that milestone, I talked with two women of color activists who’ve worked with VAWA—one primarily in the two decades leading up to its 1994 passage, and the other in the 20 years since. Loretta...
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