MARCIA G. YERMAN
At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
I knew early on something was off. When the feminist movement gained traction, I realized I wasn't alone. The problem was the society I was living in.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
The leaders of the 1970s including Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
It's the prism through which I look at the world.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
In my actions and many of the stories that I write about.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
Equality for women throughout the world. No violence against women. No trafficking of women. No exploitation of women in the commercial media. Support and recognition, including financial, for the unpaid work that women do raising children and care giving family members. Equal involvement of men in parenting. Respect for women of all ages. More women in political office.
How I Define Feminism:
The opportunity for women -- and men -- to reach their full potential.
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, Ravishly and The Women’s Media Center. She has permanent verticals at The Huffington Post, OpEdNews, and Medium. Her articles are archived at mgyerman.com. Yerman is also an artist and activist.