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Miriam Perez ’06

box_perez_miriam.jpgMiriam Pérez ’06 has been honored by the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) with its Barbara Seaman Award for Activism in Women’s Health. The award recognizes an unwavering insistence on listening to women, a dogged determination to see abuses correctly, and bridge building between generations. “I’m flattered to be honored by an organization whose mission has been to serve as a watchdog for women’s health,” says Pérez, whose work in founding Radical was cited specifically by the NWHN. An editor with, Pérez is also an organizer and advocate for Latina women, most recently in her role as the e-communications manager for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. In 2010, she was chosen as a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voice in Nonfiction. She is also the recipient of a 2009 Young Woman of Achievement Award from the Women’s Information Network. Her writing has appeared in Bitch Magazine, The Nation, and The American Prospect as well as the anthologies Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists (2010) and Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape (2008).

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