Miriam is a 25-year-old North Carolina native whose upbringing in a Cuban immigrant household was pretty far from Southern, although she does enjoy BBQ and the occasional Carolina basketball game. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in Anthropology in 2006, immediately moved to Brooklyn NY and has since left the Big Apple for a slightly smaller fruit, Washington DC.
Miriam has been working in the reproductive justice movement for over five years, both online and off, including three years working with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
You might also know her from her work at Feministing, where she is an Editor. Her writing has appeared in Bitch Magazine, The Nation, RH Reality Check, Alternet and The American Prospect. Most recently Miriam’s work has been published in Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape and Sinister Wisdom: Latina Lesbians.
Miriam is on the Board of Directors of the Sistersong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. In 2009 she was named one of the Women’s Information Network’s (WIN) Young Women of Achievement.