Miriam Yeung is the Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), the nation's only multi-issue organization dedicated to building a movement for social justice and human rights for Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls. NAPAWF is currently focused on policy advocacy campaigns for reproductive justice, immigrant women's rights, and anti-trafficking. Prior to this position, Miriam held numerous positions at the NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center including the Director of Public Policy and Government Relations and as a youth worker. While at the Center, she was able to contribute to the passage of the NYS Dignity for All Students Act, the NYC Dignity for All Students Act, and the NYC Domestic Partnership Equality Act, and empowered high school students across the city to advocate for safe schools. Miriam has also co-produced a documentary about the queer youth community of NYC entitled “I Look Up to the Sky Now." Miriam serves on the board of Generations Ahead. She received her MPA from Baruch College and her BA from NYU. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the projects of Brooklyn, Miriam is a proud, queer, immigrant, woman, activist, and parent to two spirited young girls.
Read Miriam's blog post, “For my mother. For my daughters.”