Miriam Zoll is an award-winning writer, public speaker and an international health and human rights advocate and educator. She is the author of Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility and the Pursuit of High Tech Babies (2013), her eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities and freedoms afforded by the U.S. women’s movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies.
She is the founding co-producer of the original Ms. Foundation for Women’s Take Our Daughters To Work Day, and a member of the boards of Our Bodies Ourselves, the global women and girls’ health and human rights organization, and Voice Male Magazine. A 2005 MIT Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies, her research addressed the intersection of gender inequity and poverty in HIV/AIDS-affected households in sub-Saharan Africa.
Her writing has been published by the United Nations, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, The Royal Tropical Institute, the Center for Global Development, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Slate, the Christian Science Monitor and the Boston Globe, among other venues.
She is a former member of the boards of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Huairou Commission, an international organization working to support grassroots women’s ability to exercise their collective political power at the global level.