BIO

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 mgyerman.com

Marcia G. Yerman's Articles

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
Voter registration for the 21st century.

National Voter Registration Day Goes High-Tech With HelloVote

When my son was six years old, I took him into the voting booth with me, so he could experience what I consider the sacred duty of each American citizen: casting a vote on Election Day. This year’s... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   09.26.16 11am   |   SHARE
"Her personal Twitter account qualifies itself as “the ultimate destination for #WomenWhoWork." Image: Twitter

Ivanka Trump In Hot Water For Her Hypocrisy

Donald Trump’s already limited credibility continues to disintegrate daily. Melania has been called out for working in the USA while on a tourist visa. The Trump brothers are raising the ire of... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   08.11.16 1pm   |   SHARE
"On June 30, WVWVAF released a poll that took the pulse of 2,700 likely voters during the time period of June 11 to June 20. It revealed a significant “marriage gap” of +40 points." Image: author

Unmarried Women Have The Power To Decide The Election

The conventions are over. Both parties’ tickets are chosen. Pollsters will now be working furiously to parse the numbers on how the electorate is shaping up. Specifically under the microscope will be... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   07.29.16 10am   |   SHARE