Marcia G. Yerman comes to the online space from the visual arts. In the 1990s, Yerman began curating exhibitions 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 women’s unheralded contributions 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 built recognition through regular contributions and a permanent vertical. In 2008, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging tapped her for a quote on “Finding your net niche.”
The New York Times, AlterNet, The Raw Story, Women News Network, Truthout, The Women’s Media Center, among others, have published her work. She has verticals at Daily Kos, OpEdNews, The Times of Israel, and Medium.
Based in New York City, Yerman writes profiles, interviews, essays, and articles focusing on women’s issues, human rights, the environment, politics, Israel/Palestine, and the arts.