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Marcia G. Yerman
Works at Ravishly.com
Attended Tufts University
Lives in New York City
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Via +Ravishly  : Australian psychologist Honor Jane Newman looks at how women suffer from perfectionism and resulting anxiety. Aside from tips on how to change behavior she validates that societal expectations are part of the problem.
“You are exactly where you need to be, doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing and everything in your life has led you up to this point.”
The premise Newman puts forth is that being a perfectionist emanates from a core belief that either one is “not good enough… or that one is ‘unworthy.’” This can develop as a result of “parental criticism or parental indulgence (the latter being constant praise).”
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In April, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center published findings in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives that puts forth the premise that 16,000 premature births are “linked” to air pollution.
Read about a study that found that air pollution emanating from vehicles was tied to the increased possibility of women giving birth prematurely.
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GayleKirschenbuam is on a mission to help women heal the toxic relationships they had with their mothers via her doc, "Look At Us Now, Mother!" Key word: Forgiveness.
When recounting that Mildred didn’t like that Gayle was flat-chested at 15, we learn how Mom stuffed her daughter’s bathing suit top with foam. It escaped and floated away during a swim lesson. Rather than express regret at the incident, Mildred offers the response, “Your boobs grew, and your nose grew.”
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60 percent of Americans are represented in Congress by elected officials who do not believe in climate change.
As the election moves forward, there seems to be a disconnect between the American public and several of the presidential candidates, as well as those running for state and local offices. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that the actions of people have had little to...
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My interview with Tom Steyer about his efforts to challenge the issues of environmental justice in sunny California. Note: 3,000 residents in East Porterville have no running water in their homes. Some have been without water for two to four years.
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Portland Oregon, like Porter Ranch California, is having an "aha" moment about why the EPA and federal oversight is important. On the other hand,  front-runner Donald Trump thinks the EPA should be eliminated.
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. Trump noted this at a recent debate, reiterating the substance of what he told...
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+NARAL Pro-Choice America has put together a set of playing cards celebrating American women. They are also fighting the war of attrition from those in the anti-choice movement. Comments from @IlyseHogue about the new Oklahoma laws and the POTUS election.
When Donald Trump opened his mouth and announced that Hillary Clinton was “playing the woman card” in her quest for the presidency, he inspired plenty of reaction.
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Love the work that the @GoldmanEnvironmentalPrize peeps are doing! Check out this story about how Destiny Watford of Baltimore fought for Environmental Justice in her community!
Learn about the 2016 Goldman Prize recipient, 20 year-old Destiny Watford, an environmental advocate and Baltimore native.
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"We Believe You" makes a concerted effort to illuminate a consciousness that is often passed over in the mainstream media. There is no “perfect survivor.” All stories are essential. The reporting process is a minefield (like the military) and frequently becomes a form of “revictimization” — a “secondary assault.”

It's tough enough for cis, white, hetero women — for women of color, queer and trans survivors, it's even more deadly.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but for those whose lives dramatically changed when they entered the realm of rape survivor, there is no 30-day expiration date. This is made abundantly clear by Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, the co-founders of End Rape on Campus (EROC). They also have edited the book, “We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out.”
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Today is Equal Pay Day. The news isn't good. "Women are being pushed to lower-paying fields, their contributions to the workforce are undervalued, they must pay a price for caregiving responsibilities, and they are more likely to end up in poverty when they are older." Women of color suffer at even greater levels.
Despite our dependence on caregiving to grow and function as a society, compensation for this labor remains unfairly low. Another factor is the “motherhood penalty”: Women with children earn less than women without kids. On the flip side, fathers get a “daddy bonus,” earning more than men without children. When women move out of the workforce to raise a family, it impacts their lifetime earnings.
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Not everyone loves Calvin Klein's marketing strategy....
In her letter to CEO Steve Shiffman, Zak pointed out, “You and I view the world very differently. I believe women can do anything, and that we should take every possible opportunity to teach and remind them of that. Anything less, in this day and age, is irresponsible marketing.”
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Using the theater to elaborate on the importance of Reproductive Rights, the Reproductive Freedom Festival will be streaming live performances that examine the urgent need to fight for a woman's right to have control over her body. In June 2015, a Pew Research Center Poll showed that 55 percent of Americans believed that abortion “should be legal in all or most cases.” Based on those stats, there apparently is a disconnect.
Mark your calendars for The Reproductive Freedom Festival on the evening of March 20. Over three hours of live performances will be streamed from a studio in Manhattan to viewers across the country — and the world. It will be accessible via computers and other digital devices for free. Pre-show highlights begin at 5:15 pm EST. The goal of the event is to foster awareness of and focus attention on the issue of reproductive rights and bodily autono...
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Writer, Consultant, Curator/Artist, Activist
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  • Ravishly.com
    Contributor, 2015 - present
  • Moms Clean Air Force
    Blogger, present
  • mgyerman.com
    Writer/Consultant/Activist, present
  • marciagyerman.com
    artist/curator, present
  • cultureID
    Co-Founder, 2013
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I come out of the visual arts, with over 20 years as a practicing artist. As a curator, I have focused on amplifying the voices of women, with an emphasis on diversity.

These activities led to a parallel career in writing, activism, and new media. My area of concentration is women's issues, culture, and human rights.

I co-founded CultureID, a platform to amplify the work of those in the arts creating culture with political intent and social content.
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  • School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
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Five Years After His Arrest, a Chinese Artist Continues to Tell the Truth
hyperallergic.com

On March 24, 2011, about a week before renowned artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at the Beijing International Airport, another Chinese artist b

Fighting to Protect Our Children’s Health
ecofriendlyken.blogspot.com

EcoSelect Furniture - Malibu collection Creating furniture without toxins, and utilizing traditional craftsmanship using natural, sustainabl

Sentencing Reform Call-In Day Talking Points
www.rac.org

January 19, 2016 In the U.S. Senate, a bipartisan bill known as the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S. 2123) has been introdu

Featured in Dr. Oz's segment on Toxins in our Furniture
ecofriendlyken.blogspot.com

We are honored to write that EcoSelect Furniture has been featured by Dr. Oz's as a source of toxin-free, non-flame retardant furniture in t

ISIS Destroys Palmyra’s 1,800-Year-Old Arch of Triumph
hyperallergic.com

ISIS has destroyed the towering Arch of Triumph that stood for 1,800 years in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest in the militant group’

An Open Letter to the National Museum of African Art Regarding Bill Cosby
hyperallergic.com

I am writing to you today with a simple request: take down the pictures of Bill Cosby in your current exhibition Conversations.

Fracking New York: It's Not Over 'Till It's Over - Moms Clean Air Force
www.momscleanairforce.org

When Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to ban fracking in New York State in December 2014, New Yorkers rejoiced and thought their worries were o

Mom Attends Climate Change Roundtable with The President
www.momscleanairforce.org

Read about the experience of a Maryland Moms Clean Air Force volunteer who attended a climate change roundtable with President Obama and oth

Moms Clean Air Force Honors EPA's Gina McCarthy
www.momscleanairforce.org

Read about an event in celebration of Women's History Month where Moms Clean Air Force honored EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Eagle Rare Life
www.eaglerarelife.com

“Born in prison, she inspires others with hope.” Deborah Jiang-Stein was born in a prison, heroin-exposed at birth, and that alone begins he

Andrew Sullivan Versus the Social-Justice Warriors
www.thenation.com

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideologica

I had no idea dogs were being skinned alive for their meat. Did you?
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Ricky Gervais and Judi Dench had no idea either. Watch this video to see their reaction. If this disgusts you as much as it does me, SIGN TH

J Street | Turn the water on for the people of Gaza
act.jstreet.org

Congress must intervene in the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and ask Israel to turn the water on.

Saving Frida Kahlo From Her Own Celebrity
www.artnews.com

Scholars and artists are trying to reclaim Kahlo’s art from the cult of personality that has surrounded her since her death. A new exhibitio

MSNBC’s Sole Palestinian Voice Rula Jebreal Takes on Pro-Israeli Gov’t B...
www.democracynow.org

A week after public outrage helped force NBC’s reversal of a decision to pull veteran reporter Ayman Moyheldin out of Gaza, the sole Palesti

Book Review: How Are You, Mother Earth?
www.momscleanairforce.org

Read a book review of "How Are You Mother Earth? We Are Taking You to the Doctor!" by Gordon Hunter.

Years of Living Dangerously Mom Interview < MCAF
www.momscleanairforce.org

Read about a behind the scenes interview with an activist mom in the Chasing Methane episode of Years of Living Dangerously.

The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change And Your Garden - Moms Clean Air Force
www.momscleanairforce.org

From the fuzzy bumblebees our children chase in the garden, to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an ess

Rand Paul Calls Hillary's Book Not Worth Plagiarizing
www.newyorker.com

“I read it, and honestly, I didn’t find anything in it worth plagiarizing,” Paul said.

Artists Still Not Getting Paid (But at Least We're Starting to Talk Abou...
hyperallergic.com

A campaign in the United Kingdom called Paying Artists released a report with a series of recommendations for getting artists paid, an urgen

Dr. Shtilbans is an excellent doctor. He helped my husband with Mutiple System Atrophy, type C (cerebellar). This is a very tough disease, but he knowledge is cutting-edge.
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I can always depend on Keith to handle my issues with the utmost consideration....which can be tough since I am the original Princess and the Pea. The slightest thing can create an issue for my vision. He has always been patient with me, and sticks with me until I can see properly. I can't say enough about how important that is. Kudos all around!
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Love this place. I'm new to Riverdale, and have become addicted to the chocolate, mocha, apricot cake. Carrot cake is good, unless you are on a diet. A box of the lacey cookies make a great gift! Still lots of items I want to try. I usually make a piece of cake last for several nights. This way I don't have to feel guilty. Service very friendly. Ask for Valentina. Tell her Marcia sent you!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago