Marcia G. Yerman comes to the online space from the visual arts. As a painter, her work has been exhibited for over twenty-five years. In the 1990s, Yerman began curating exhibitions in an effort to bring visibility to women artists of diverse backgrounds. In tandem, she hosted and produced the cable show Women in Art, to push out the message about the unheralded contributions women were making to the art world. She co-founded cultureID in 2009, a social community with the stated mission of “creating a nexus between activism and the arts.”
In 2006, while working on outreach for the Feminist Art Project, Yerman connected with the Women’s Media Center, founded by Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and Jane Fonda. She became part of the start-up team, consulting on women and cultural issues. This led to parallel careers in writing, activism, and new media.
Yerman wrote for The Huffington Post, where she has built recognition through regular contributions and a permanent vertical. She was quoted in the The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging published in 2008.
Profiles, interviews, essays, and articles focusing on women’s issues, human rights, the environment, politics, culture and the arts are her focus. Her work has been published by the New York Times, AlterNet, The Raw Story, Women News Network, Truthout, The Women’s Media Center, as well as other outlets. She has verticals at Daily Kos, OpEdNews, and Medium.
Yerman is based in New York City. Find her on Twitter at @mgyerman.