Nechama Sammet Moring, Writer
I'm a versatile writer, though most of my work has some connection to justice, survivorship, science, and/or the good fight. I don't believe in neutrality, and I don't tell neutral stories.
As a freelancer, I focus on science writing, health journalism, investigation, liberation and creative non-fiction. I'm also fond of news of the weird.
Portfolio: Clips and Publications
Journalism and Science Writing
Concussion Research Has a Troubling Patriarchy Problem. Science writing op-ed about the understudied link between intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury, and the scientific establishment's focus on sports-related concussions, only. Undark, 2019. https://undark.org/2019/10/17/concussion-research-patriarchy-problem/
"In This House, Disability Is a Strength": Stories of Disabled Parents and Their Families. With Kate Suksangium and Qifan Wang. Boston University Journalism, 2017. Writing and interviews by Nechama Moring, videos and graphics by Kate Suksangium and Qifan Wang. This piece was a finalist for the Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists. http://bujournalism.com/disabledparents/
Your Dog's Chewing Behavior Might Be a Sign of Their Intelligence. Massive Science, July 14, 2021. https://massivesci.com/notes/dogs-chewing-sticks-tool-use/
Most Patients Prefer to Access Medication Abortion from Pharmacists Instead of Clinics. Massive Science, August 2, 2021. https://massivesci.com/notes/abortion-medicine-access-inclusive-fda-regulations/
State of Affairs in Sexual Health Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Prepared for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, 2019. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/uploads/filer_public/15/ba/15bab9eb-9a2b-4758-87a3-0b55de8a11f9/pplm_white_paper-_state_of_affairs_in_sex_ed_for_people_with_idd.pdf
From Roe to Reproductive (In)Justice: Inequality, Reproductive Freedom and Access. With Ashley Houston and Bayla Ostrach. International Viewpoint, 2018. https://solidarity-us.org/p5232/
Rebel Girl Research, the Blog. Raunchy feminist analysis of research, research methods and the intersection of science and society. Updated when I feel like it, with foul mouthed commentary on "male" birth control, gynecology, operationalizing variables, liberals, maturation bias, white supremacy, randomized controlled trials, environmental racism and why you can't trust NPR, as a small sampling. It's basically Rebel Girl Research Communication's mean auntie with the drinking streak, chain smoking nerdy cigarettes. www.rebelgirlresearch.com
Op-Ed, Commentary and Ranting
Men, #MeToo and the Bare Minimum. The Huffington Post. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/men-metoo-and-the-bare-minimum_b_5a0f40c2e4b0e30a958506b0
Dear Fellow White People, Some Practical Ways to Subvert ICE as We Get Ready for the Weekend Crackdown. Medium. https://medium.com/@rebelgirlresearch/dear-fellow-white-people-about-the-weekend-ice-crackdown-93c4f7ca691f
Dear Fellow White People, Don't Tweet ICE Sighting - Do This Instead. Medium.
A Lot of Us Midwives Hate Babies. Hamilton Stone Review. http://www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr35nonfiction.html#moring
Clouds Over Iwo Jima. Medium. https://medium.com/@rebelgirlresearch/clouds-over-iwo-jima-a-response-to-those-of-yall-still-defending-abusers-581f830651f8
Creative Non-Fiction, Memoir and Poetry
Nechama Moring Medium Channel. Follow for a mix of poetry, practical anarchist how-tos, mother issues, revolution, survivorship and riot grrl. https://medium.com/@rebelgirlresearch
You Live in a City Built on My Silence; Don't Think I Won't Burn it All Down. An Injustice!, 2019. https://medium.com/an-injustice/you-live-in-a-city-built-on-my-silence-dont-think-i-won-t-burn-it-all-down-5647b337ca6c
Whiteboys. Stories With Borders, volume 2, 2019. http://www.storieswithoutborders.org/stories-v2/#sammet
Dear Midwifery, It's Not Me, It's You. Squat Birth Journal, Issue 22, 2016, page 19-21. http://motherbloommidwifery.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Squat-Issue22_Online.pdf
The Roads My Mother Missed. Medium, 2019. https://medium.com/@rebelgirlresearch/i-gave-my-mother-so-many-roads
There Were No Angels, Just Love That Scatters and Screams like Sirens. https://medium.com/@rebelgirlresearch/there-were-no-angels-just-love-that-scatters-and-screams-like-sirens-16e519f423bb
Amado poems. Glow in the Woods, where I'm a contributing author. http://www.glowinthewoods.com/blog/2018/10/28/amado and http://www.glowinthewoods.com/blog/2019/2/18/after-amado
Spine and Bones. P.S. I Love You, 2019. https://psiloveyou.xyz/spine-and-bone-71c5da84b0be
Original Research and Peer Reviewed Academic Papers (Selected, of 16)
Sammet Moring, N., Parish S.L., Mitra, M. & Alterio, N. (2019) After disclosure: A research protocol to respond to disclosures of sexual abuse, assault and rape in a research study about a sensitive topic with adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jppi.12292?
Sammet Moring, N., & Wilkinson, J. (2016). Midwifery care of women with intellectual disabilities. Midwifery Matters, 3(1), 13-19.
Greenwood, N., Dreyfus, D., & Wilkinson, J. (2014). ‘More than just a mammogram’: Perspectives on breast cancer screening of family members of women with intellectual disabilities. Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, 52(6), 444-55. PMID: 25409131
Greenwood, N., Wang, C.T., Bowen, D., & Wilkinson, J. (2014). Evaluating the feasibility of a DVD based intervention to increase breast cancer screening in women with intellectual disability. Journal of Cancer Education, 29(1), 99-105. PMID: 24197688
Wilkinson, J, Greenwood, N., White, L.F., Wang, C.T., & Culpepper L. (2014). Measuring staff empowerment regarding health care for clients with intellectual disabilities. International Journal of Family Medicine, 678127, 6 pages. PMID: 24719760
Wilkinson, J.E., Lauer E., Greenwood, N., Freund, K., & Rosen, A.K. (2014). Evaluating representativeness and cancer screening outcomes in a state department of developmental services database. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(2), 136-46. PMID: 24725112
Greenwood, N., & Wilkinson, J. (2013). Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Women with Intellectual Disability: A Primary Care Perspective. International Journal of Family Medicine, 642472, 8 pages. PMID: 24455249
Torres, S., Scammell, M.K., Wayman, J., Greenwood, N., Thomas, G., Kozlowski, L., & Bowen, D. (2015). Balancing Act: Approaches to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Among Boston Public Housing Residents. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 43(2), 109-122. PMID: 25898218
Son, E., Sammet Moring, N., Igdalsky, L., Parish, S. (in press). Navigating the health care system in community: Perspectives from Asian immigrant parents of children with special health care needs. Journal of Child Health Care.