Writing

Miriam’s writing has appeared in a number of online magazines, anthologies and blogs.

Articles:

Why I Don’t Want to Hear About Your Vacation to Cuba
Talking Points Memo, December 18, 2014

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014
Colorlines, December 17, 2014

Meet the 24-Year-Old Filipina-American Who Raised $650K on Kickstarter
Colorlines, December 11, 2014

Femmes of Color Sound Off
Colorlines, December 3, 2014

Why Prison Doesn’t Work
Colorlines, December 2, 2014

Democrats Have a White Women Problem
Colorlines, November 6, 2014

Debunking the Myth that Latinos are Anti-Choice
Colorlines, November 3, 2014

A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men?
Colorlines, October 29, 2014

A New Labor Issue: Control Over Time
Colorlines, October 6, 2014

San Francisco Takes a Stand Against Abortion Restrictions Targeting Asian Women
Colorlines, September 23, 2014

The Teacher Wars Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education
Colorlines, September 17, 2014

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20
Colorlines, September 12, 2014

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women
Colorlines, September 4, 2014

New Report Says U.S. Healthcare Violates UN Convention on Racism
Colorlines, August 28, 2014

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers
Colorlines, August 26, 2014

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson
Colorlines, August 22, 2014

Fat Activists Take Body Acceptance to the Beach
Colorlines, August 7, 2014

An Open Letter to the NYTimes: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement
Colorlines, July 31, 2014

New Children’s Book Series Highlights Queer Families of Color
Colorlines, July 29, 2014

‘Crack Baby’ Hysteria Returns
Colorlines, July 18, 2014

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?
Colorlines, July 15, 2014

Three Reasons Why the Hobby Lobby Decision is Worse for Women of Color
Colorlines, July 1, 2014

How Doulas and Abortion Funds Are Alike: Addressing Gaps in the Medical System, Without Judgement
RH Reality Check, July 17, 2013

What Would a Decent Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign Look Like?
RH Reality Check, July 15, 2013

It’s Not Just the Diet: Racism is at Play in Immigrants’ Poor Health Outcomes
RH Reality Check, May 23, 2013

New Recommendations Say Labor Should Begin Naturally–When Will Medical Practice Change?
RH Reality Check, April 26, 2013

What is the Goal of the Doula Movement?
RH Reality Check, April 5, 2013

Backlash Against NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Tweaks, But Message Remains the Same
RH Reality Check, March 20, 2013

NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Shaming to Bus Shelters and Cell Phones
RH Reality Check, March 5, 2013

Feminism’s Gender Identity Crisis
BillMoyers.com, March 1, 2013

New Study Shows Birth Centers Are a Quality Option for Low-Risk Births
RH Reality Check, February 20, 2013

The Meaning of Reproductive Justice: Simplify a Complex Concept
RH Reality Check, February 8, 2013

Remembering Those Still Waiting for the Promise of Roe
RH Reality Check, January 28, 2013

DC Advertises for Transgender Acceptance
Public Eye Magazine, January 7, 2013

Supporting Mothers at Any Age: How Media and Society Need to Change
RH Reality Check, December 18, 2012

Pro-choice Pregnancy and the Politics of Language
RH Reality Check, December 12, 2012

Contraception and the Changing Role of Medical Providers in an Over-the-Counter World
RH Reality Check, November 28, 2012

How Discrimination Leads to Health Disparities in the Transgender Community
RH Reality Check, November 14, 2012

Alarmist Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Trumping Efforts to Help Teen Parents Succeed
RH Reality Check, October 29, 2012

Race-based Health Disparities and the Politics of Difference: What Rates of HIV Among Latinos Tell Us
RH Reality Check, October 19, 2012

The Public Funding Debate: If We Don’t Fight the Hyde Amendment, We Will Lose Everything
RH Reality Check, October 3, 2012

A Transgender Father Challenges Breastfeeding Norms
RH Reality Check, September 7, 2012

Doula Comeback Tied to Gaps in Modern Birth Care
Women’s ENews, August 18, 2012

Is It Safe? Asking the Wrong Question in the Home Birth Debate
RH Reality Check, July 18, 2012

The Myth of the “Model Minority” and What it Means for Health Care
RH Reality Check, June 27, 2012

Preparing for the Trans Baby Boom
RH Reality Check, June 18, 2012

Maternity Care in a “Majority Minority” Country
RH Reality Check, May 31, 2012

Holding Pregnant Women and Providers to a Dangerous, Unattainable Standard
RH Reality Check, May 22, 2012

The Movement to Stop Prisons from Shackling Pregnant Inmates Builds
Colorlines.com, October 4, 2011

Havana, For Real
Ms. Magazine blog, July 7, 2011

Teen Moms Look for Support, Find Only Shame
Colorlines.com, May 6, 2011

Home Birth is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Mom’s Dying
Colorlines.com, April 12, 2011

Past and Present Collide as Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows
Colorlines, March 3, 2011

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill—and States, Too
Colorlines.com, February 9, 2011

For Proof the DREAM Act’s a Good Idea, Look at Cuban Americans
Colorlines.com, December 8, 2010

Girl Talk: I’m a Doula
The Frisky, October 6, 2010

On Being a Radical Doula
SQUAT: An anarchist birth journal, June 2010

Advocating for Women: Tying Reproductive Rights to Opportunity.
The American Prospect, March 11, 2010

 

Worried About Women of Color? Thanks, but No Thanks, Anti-choicers. We’ve Got it Covered.
RH Reality Check, February 24, 2010

 

Surrogacy: The Next Frontier for Reproductive Justice
RH Reality Check, February 23, 2010

Below the Beltway
Bitch Magazine,Spring 2010

Delivering Affordable Health Care
The American Prospect, July 8, 2009

Barriers to Home Birth Fall in Washington State
RH Reality Check, May 7, 2009

The Cost of Being Born at Home
RH Reality Check, March 19, 2009

The Myth of the Elective C-section
RH Reality Check, July 7, 2008

Review of The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves
Gender and Development Journal, Spring 2008

Mi Companera
RH Reality Check, October 30, 2007

For Labor Day, A Play Considers Childbirth
RH Reality Check, September 13, 2007

Queering Reproductive Justice
RH Reality Check, May 31, 2007

Being a Radical Doula
The Nation.com, May 6, 2007

Accessing Choice
Campus Progress, January 16, 2007

Celebrity Philanthropy Corner: seeing (RED)
Bitch Magazine, Fall 2007

The Mispronounciation of My Name
National Women’s Health Network Newsletter, March/April 2007

Anthologies:

Coming Back Around to Butch
Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme
Arsenal Pulp Press, Forthcoming Spring 2011

Pillow Dancing and Other Failed Hetero Adventures
Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists
Seal Press, May 2010

When Sexual Autonomy Isn’t Enough: Sexual Violence Against Immigrant Women in the United States
Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape
Seal Press, December 2008

Black Tie Blues
Sinister Wisdom: Latina Lesbians
Issue 74, August 2008

Blogs:

Radicaldoula.com, Founder

Feministing.com, Former Editor January 2008-2012