Happy (slightly early) Birthday, Miriam!

Miriam in a Feministing shirt at a protest

This Saturday is Miriam’s birthday! I remember completely geeking out the first time I met Miriam – I was like, that’s Radical Doula! I’m so blessed to now count her as a great friend and colleague.

Miriam brings a depth of knowledge about reproductive justice and an ability to refocus issues on what’s important, as you can see in her recent, vital post on the debate about whether President Obama is pro-choice. She’s responsible for some incredible organizing and activism offline as well, helping to found the Doula Project and serving on the Board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

Miriam’s also been writing amazing longer form journalism, like her recent pieces at Colorlines on stigmatization of young moms, home birth, and racist anti-abortion campaigns.

And of course no Miriam birthday post would be complete without Courtney’s now classic rap, “The Business”:

Wish Miriam a happy birthday in the comments!

Video transcript:
number crunchin’
sucker punchin’
she’s the one that makes us function
the business, the business
she’s the moola doula
don’t be foola
she will come correct and school ya
the business, the business
happy birthday MZP
the undisputed MVP
the business the business

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday! Pardon for the slightly early part!

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