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Marcia G. Yerman
Marcia G. Yerman is based in New York City. Her writing—profiles, interviews, essays, and articles—focus on women’s issues, human rights, the environment, and the arts. They are archived at

Yerman has been published by AlterNet, RH Reality Check, The Women's Media Center, Women News Network, The Raw Story, and The New York Times.

She writes for Moms Clean Air Force, bringing visibility to the issue of clean air and environmental concerns. Her stories focus on the politics and policies.

Yerman was co-founder of cultureID, a platform dedicated to a nexus of culture and activism.

In addition to working with both non-profits and the business sector, Yerman consults on social media for progressive organizations.

Yerman was host and producer of Women In Art, a cable television program about women in the art world. Her background includes her role as both a curator of exhibitions reflecting diversity, and as an artist.

Entries by Marcia G. Yerman

Hillary Clinton and The F-Word

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 12:39 PM

Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee this week. Moving forward, whatever happens during the ensuing general election, the fact that she is a woman will be an inextricable part of the narrative.

Clinton has acknowledged the historical significance of becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political...

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Beat the Pollution with the Plume Air App

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 5:03 PM


Extreme heat waves are happening with alarming regularity. Summer used to be the time for kids to be outside non-stop. Now, both children and adults need more information on how to protect their health from a wide range of pollutants in the air.

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A Time To Choose

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 6:14 PM

In the new documentary Time To Choose, director Charles Ferguson posits that there is a way to change the trajectory of climate change. The tools for arresting a dismal future are already in play, being pushed forward by innovators and thinkers who recognize the pressing need.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Leadership Plays The Gender Card

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 4:39 PM

When Donald Trump opened his mouth and announced that Hillary Clinton was "playing the woman card" in her quest for the presidency, he unleashed plenty of reaction.

NARAL Pro-Choice America saw the slam as an opportunity to put together a deck called the Gender...

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Killing The Perfectionist Within

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 6:56 PM

Have you ever made a mistake while engaged in a task and unconsciously called yourself stupid? Or maybe a jerk?

Australian psychologist Honor Jane Newman wants you to end that pattern immediately!

In her book, Killing the Perfectionist Within: A Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Perfectionism, Anxiety,...

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Divest to Invest: The New Global Movement

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 4:11 PM

One of the big topics currently on the minds of those who are concerned about climate change from college students to those planning for retirement is how to combine concern for the future health of the planet with money issues and economic safety.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) recently...

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The Grand Canyon Meets the Koch Brothers

(6) Comments | Posted June 10, 2016 | 2:36 PM

Damage from Mining within the Grand Canyon. Courtesy: Blake McCord

As summer approaches and American families plan vacations, one of the top spots for travel consideration is the majestic Grand Canyon.

President Teddy Roosevelt, considered the "conservationist"...

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Sexual Assault on Campus: We Believe You

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 4:02 PM


The Hunting Ground, a 2015 documentary examining rape on college campuses, begins with scenes of ecstatic high school seniors getting into the colleges of their choice.

These clips grimly foreshadow the horrific experience that they will encounter when they join the ranks of the...

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Love Thy Nature: Rethinking Our Connections

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2016 | 5:44 PM

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth."



A new documentary, Love Thy Nature, directed by Sylvie Rokab, presents the premise that...

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Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum: Reconciling with Mother

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2016 | 6:49 PM


Negative mother and daughter relationships are more frequent than may be imagined. Feeling defined by a mother's pejorative observations and pronouncements is deadly for a growing child's self-esteem.

Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum has added a new contribution to the material on this...

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20-Year-Old Destiny Watford Fights Air Pollution, Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 9:42 AM


It's easy to get discouraged by the obstacles looming on the environmental landscape. However, the annual Goldman Environmental Prize recipients remind us of the power of the individual to make a difference. (Tragically, the 2015 winner from Honduras, Berta...

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Equal Means Equal: Why the ERA Must Be Passed

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 2:12 PM

As members of Congress -- as well as one candidate for the presidency -- repeatedly speak about rolling back women's reproductive rights, it's time to take a hard look at the actual status of women in the United States.

Chances are, if the average American woman were stopped on the...

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A Talk With Tom Steyer About "Spotlight California"

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2016 | 7:10 PM

It's hard to get the message out about the enormous challenges that are
facing the country when it comes to the environment.

Tom Steyer, founder of NextGenClimate, has hit upon a strategy to get the residents of his state to look at some...

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Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2016 | 4:35 PM


I first met Kate Nace Day when I took part in the 2012 Fighting Trafficking through Film forum, a project produced by the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights. I was there as a panelist and a writer covering the event.

Kate was screening...

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Interview with Jennifer Pozner: Media Critic, Author, Anti-Racist Feminist

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 5:41 PM


It is infuriating to see women portrayed in ways that are offensive, demeaning, or adding to an outdated cultural portrayal. I can't count the number of times I've read an article, seen a movie, experienced a cringe-worthy advertisement, or listened to a pundit...

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Toxic Air in Oregon Attributed to Stained Glass Industry

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2016 | 6:53 PM

The current Republican front-runner for president, Donald Trump, has made it clear that the Environmental Protection Agency is in line for serious cuts if he makes it to the White House. Mr. Trump noted this at several debates, reiterating the substance of what he told Chris Wallace in...

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Rep. Barbara Lee Leads on Environmental Justice

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 7:12 PM


While the nation contends with elected officials who continue to insist that climate change is a hoax, there are others who stand as an example to being ahead of the curve understanding the environmental challenges facing the country.

Rep. Barbara J....

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Amy Ferris Takes on Depression in 'Shades of Blue'

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 11:40 AM


Everybody wants to have a personal cheerleader, a person who is in their corner. For innumerable women, that person is Amy Ferris

Known on the Internet for her Marrying George Clooney blog (and book by the same name), Ferris is constantly engaged with...

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Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš: Bringing Latinos to the Environmental Table

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2016 | 12:49 PM


In January 2016, The Verde Paper: Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership was released by La Madre Tierra and Resource Media. Between 2014 and 2015, over thirty environmental activists in the Latino community were interviewed. The focus was...

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Rep. Carlos Curbelo: Republican Half of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2016 | 12:22 PM

Wow! It's finally here! A bipartisan effort from two Florida congressmen who have put together the new Climate Solutions Caucus. I have written previously about the Safe Climate Caucus, but on that roster, there was nary a Republican to be found.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla) and...

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