During decades of activism work, Maryam has produced and hosted a weekly television programme broadcast in Iran in Persian and English called Bread and Roses. She has also executive produced Women Leaving Islam and published The Woman’s Quran. With Ex-Muslims International, she has organised Apostasy Day and Atheist Day. She has also organised the largest gatherings of ex-Muslims in history, including at De Balie’s Celebrating Dissent; led a topless protests at Pride London in defence of LGBT rights; took part in a nude protest in defence of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa. She has initiated an International Day to Defend Amina and the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar 2012-2013, founded Iran Solidarity, and helped launch the Manifesto for a Free and Secular Middle East and North Africa. In 2006, Maryam signed a statement of 12 writers against Islamic totalitarianism with Salman Rushdie, Taslima Nasrin and others. She has also fought against stoning laws and defended refugee rights, amongst others.