Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Trump’s War on Opioids Won’t Work—But California Knows What Will
by Mike Males
More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.
What Happens When Men Say #MeToo, Too?
by Colin Beavan
As a self-identified feminist man who has survived abuse, I wonder how and if I should participate in the conversation.
4 Ways to Give Your Body Back to Nature After You Die
by Jennifer Luxton
These alternative burial methods give a purpose to your remains.
Winter 2018 National Student Writing Competition: Less Stuff, More Heart
For the 2018 winter writing competition students will write about the non-material gifts that they would like to receive for a special holiday, milestone, or birthday.
6 Horrifying Foods You’ve Probably Eaten
by Erin Sagen
Are you going to eat that? Because the food industrial complex is the stuff of nightmares.
Unapologetically Fat: A Challenge to How We See Women’s Bodies
by Ayu Sutriasa, Bailey Williams
Meet the social media stars fighting fatphobia.
How Inmates, Scientists, and Government Workers Are Teaming Up to Save This Butterfly
by Sarah van Gelder
The effort to restore prairie ecosystems in Washington state before they disappear.
Opioid Addicts Get Compassion. Crack Addicts Get Mass Incarceration
by Lornet Turnbull
Communities are scrambling to save lives and get people into rehabilitation, but it wasn’t always that way.
The Woman Aiming to Get 50 Million Americans Into the Worker-Owner Economy
by Fran Korten
And she has a plan to do it.
How I Confronted My Own Privilege as a Person of Color
by Prashant Nema
The ongoing discourse over racial injustice in my adopted country has had me thinking of my own upbringing in India.
This City Found a Way to Get Everyone Involved in Urban Planning
by Ellen Shepard
Urban planning has historically perpetuated inequality and injustice. But this city may have found a solution.
How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege
by Chris Moore-Backman
What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me.
No More White Saviors: Let People Lead Their Own Movements
by Aura Bogado
Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.
We Don’t Think of Californians as Climate Refugees Yet, But We Should
by Mark Trahant
Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.
Raj Patel on How to Break Away from Capitalism
by Chris Winters
Understanding the history of the world and our centuries-long drive toward cheapness.