Miriam’s Feministing Story

I’m about a year late on this one, but the other’s all posted videos of their Feministing Stories last year: Jessica, Samhita, Courtney, and Ann
Jessica actually introduced me to the blog in her Feministing story video. Aww.
Transcript after the jump!

Hi everyone.
I’m Miriam. I decided to record my feministing story about a year late. If you remember last March all the Feministing editors decided to record the story of how they got involved with Feministing. I just got a camera, so now I’m able to record my story.
I found Feministing at my first job out of college at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. The person who had the computer before me had Feministing on her favorite’s list in the browser and that’s how I first found feministing. From the first day I found the site I was hooked and it was the main blog I read for a long time.
When about three months later I met Jessica at a conference, the National Advocates for Pregnant Women. I was totally a star struck fan and kind of freaked out. But she was really great and gracious and did not make me feel like an idiot for falling over myself. From that conference I started my blog, www.radicaldoula.com.
From there I started a relationship with Feministing through Jessica. I came on and guestblogged for a week while she was on vacation with Cara from www.thecurvature.com. Then around December of 2008 I ran into Jessica at a party in NYC and she asked “why don’t you write for us full time?” and I said alright!
And that began my joining Feministing as a full-time contributor, I’d been guest posting since the vacation stint. It’s been an amazing ride and I am so happy to be part of this community.
That’s my feministing story!

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  1. amkurtz
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad everything worked out the way it did :)
    Thanks for all you do!

  2. MiriamCT
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing your story…I’ve really enjoyed your posts; I have a lot of same interests as you, regarding women/feminism/reproductive choice and pregnancy/birth issues.
    Oh yeah, and we both have the coolest name ever!

  3. SodiumSkies
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    A belated welcome, Miriam. I started reading last March and the site is a core favorite on my favorites bar!

  4. raspberrying
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Yay! Thanks Miriam. You’re wonderful!

  5. Kate
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I too am happy that you’re a part of this community! :D

  6. Miriam
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the support.

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