Marcia G. Yerman, based in New York City, writes profiles, interviews, essays, and articles focusing on women’s issues, human rights, the environment, politics, health, culture and the arts.  Her work has been published by the New York Times, AlterNet, EmpowHER, Moms Clean Air Force, RoleReboot, The Raw Story, Women News Network, RH Reality Check, Women Make News and The Women’s Media Center. She has permanent verticals at The Huffington Post, OpEdNews, and Medium. Her articles are archived at

Marcia G. Yerman's Articles

Representative Mary Lou Marzian

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian: My Women’s History Month Shero

Women's History Month — it should be a celebratory time as women reflect on all they have accomplished. Unfortunately, as we push back against Trumpland (No normalizing, please!), it feels as if we... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   03.27.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image courtesy of Wendy Carrillo.

Wendy Carrillo: Standing Up for What I Believe In

Wendy Carrillo is part of a field of 23 candidates who are competing to fill the Congressional seat in the 34th District in California. A child who was smuggled to America to escape the civil war in... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   03.24.17 12am   |   SHARE
Maya Angelou's life and writings are a national treasure. (Photo: November 3, 1971 Credit: © WF/AP/Corbis)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated,” Angelou pronounced.
Marcia G. Yerman    |   02.21.17 9am   |   SHARE
Give yourself some good ground rules for the next four years. (Image Credit: UnSplash/ Jerry Kiesewetter)

Maintaining Your Mental Health While Coping With Trumpland

Full Disclosure: Donald Trump is impacting my mental health. I was able to keep his persona at the periphery of my thoughts until he captured the Republican nomination. Then I hoped that he was a... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   01.25.17 12am   |   SHARE
Photo via Twitter (@MartinBelam)

Women’s Healthcare Under Attack… Again

It looked a lot like the photo in 2012. The one of the panel of white men testifying on the Affordable Care Act regulations calling for health coverage of contraception. It prompted New York Rep.... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   01.23.17 8am   |   SHARE
A relief for the pain, without the high. (Image Credit: David Shankbonevia via Wikimedia Commons)

Period Pain? Pot To The Rescue (Thanks, Whoopi!)

Cannabis is gaining traction as a potential solution to numerous medical problems. Research exploring how it can... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   12.13.16 12am   |   SHARE
#MomentofTruth shares real stories, to promote real healing.

#MomentOfTruth: Documenting Hate And Harassment

Americans hoped that when the election was over, there would be a decrease in the rampant uncivil discourse unleashed during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. Whether in person or online... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   11.23.16 12am   |   SHARE
Laly Cholak arrives on Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

After Fire: The Challenges Facing Female Veterans

“Every day is Veteran’s Day,” says a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) team in After Fire, a documentary by... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   11.11.16 12am   |   SHARE

Fighting Domestic Violence: Men Must Step Up

On September 30 of this year, President Obama issued a ... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   10.25.16 12am   |   SHARE
There is power in numbers (Image Credit: klique)

Klique App And "It’s On Us" Partner To Prevent Sexual Assault On Campus

Klique, a new app, helps students socialize in groups. The goal is to promote safety by supporting users to always come and leave group outings with their “klique” alongside.
Marcia G. Yerman    |   10.12.16 12pm   |   SHARE