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

Maybe his face is birth control?

What Trump Has In Mind For Birth Control And Your Health

If you're considering an IUD, now is the time to get it.
Marcia G. Yerman    |   06.12.17 12am   |   SHARE
"Women could be denied insurance based on “previous situations,” including C-sections, postpartum depression, and even rape and domestic violence."

National Women's Health Week: Sort Of

In a poll just released by Pew, only “23 percent of women are satisfied with the way things are going in the country today.” So make a point to call your elected representatives. Tell them you want... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   05.19.17 12am   |   SHARE
Donald Trump's first 100 days were not great for women's rights. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

What 100 Days Of Trump Has Meant For Women

The Trump administration seems determined to turn America back to the days of the 1950s. Unequal pay, gender-rating in insurance plans, less access to birth control, and a roll back of reproductive... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   05.4.17 10am   |   SHARE
Undocumented women are at enormous risk of continued violence if current immigration policy does not change.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month In Trumpland

It was surrealistic to read Trump’s presidential statement pronouncing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On March 31, he articulated, “In the face... Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   04.27.17 12am   |   SHARE
Film still courtesy of HBO.

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Abortion: Stories Women Tell, directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, looks at one of America’s most contentious debates through the prism of personal stories.
Marcia G. Yerman    |   04.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
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