Sylvia & Me
Sylvia & Me
Mt. Everest Taking Risk

Taking risk as a path to grow is exactly what Dr. Mimi Zieman believes and did. In her memoir Tap Dancing on Everest: A Young Doctor’s Unlikely Adventure, Mimi takes us through her journey. As a 3rd year medical student Mimi joined an expedition attempting a new route on the East Face of Mt. Everest as the doctor. Mimi would be the only woman.

A conversation about a coming of age story and the risks we take to become our truest selves. A child of immigrants, her father a Holocaust survivor, Mimi delves into the struggles she faced as a young woman. She is candid about her eating disorder, feeling small and how tap dancing helped her find her voice.

Dr. Mimi Zieman, OB/GYN is a reproductive rights advocate. Her play, The Post-Roe Monologues has been performed in New York city, Atlanta, New Mexico and Cleveland. Specializing in Complex Family Planning, Mimi co-authored sixteen editions of Managing Contraception.