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.
by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 1 2014, 3:00PM
On its face there is nothing about this ruling that singles out women of color. But our political and economic realities exacerbate the negative impacts of restrictions on women’s health.
by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 4 2011, 9:31AM
Four more states passed laws banning the practice this legislative year, but the vast majority of state prisons still maintain the absurd idea that a woman in childbirth is a security risk.
by Miriam Zoila Pérez on April 12 2011, 10:12AM
The U.S. ranks behind 40 other countries in terms of maternal mortality, despite spending the most money per capita on health care.
by Miriam Zoila Pérez on March 3 2011, 9:35AM
On more than 170 billboards nationwide, a campaign is exploiting America’s racist medical history to foster the belief that abortion is black genocide.
by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 9 2011, 9:32AM
The House GOP is making good on its promises, but so are state legislators. In all cases, women of color lose the most.
by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 8 2010, 9:33AM
We’ve thrived thanks to an immigration policy that makes anything on the table now seem downright draconian.