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.

Reproductive Freedom Depends on Where You Live. How Does Your City Rank?
by Lornet Turnbull
Cities are playing a crucial role in protecting reproductive rights as federal and state governments grow more restrictive.
This November, Try Something New: Decolonize Your Mind
by Mary Annette Pember
I tend to lie low during Native American History Month and dodge the Moon of Explaining Indians to White People. But not this year.
Americans Are Stressed About the Future. Here’s Why That’s Promising
by Sarah van Gelder
The era of empire, white supremacy, dirty energy, and global capitalism is coming to a close.
Why Science Says You Should Be Reading Small Independent Media
by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser
While trust in corporate news has gone down over the past few years, trust in independent news is strong.
The Real Difference Between Men Who Rape and Those Who Don’t
by Robert Jensen
If we can’t talk about patriarchy, then let’s admit we’re giving up on the goal of a world without rape and harassment.
Why We Keep Talking About Racism
by Zenobia Jeffries
Sometimes difficult discussion about race and oppression is a solution in itself.
Trumpism Didn’t Just Lose—Progressives Won
by Chris Winters
It wasn’t just Democrats who won this election, but progressives who didn’t shirk the label.
5 Ways White Parents Can Empower Their Adopted Child of Color to Fight Racism
by Psychology@pepperdine
How to embrace the opportunities and challenges associated with raising a child of another race.
The Incredible Power of a Potluck
by Kevon Paynter
Dinner table gatherings help to build cultural ties and tear down political walls.
How President Lincoln’s Death Launched the American Funeral Industry
by Brian Walsh
This was the first time most Americans saw an embalmed body, and it changed how we mourn the dead.
The Trump Effect, One Year Later: Thousands of Women Running for Office
by Christa Hillstrom
After Trump’s victory over Clinton, women realized how much the country needs them in politics.
Trans Youth Use Theater to Raise Awareness and Change Policy
by Sammi-Jo Lee
In this small town, the stage has become a venue to educate political leaders on transgender issues.
In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture
by Shoshi Parks
In New Mexico and Colorado, the “acequia” is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.
Giving Kentucky’s Young People a Reason to Stay
by Emma Eisenberg
A voice and the power to solve problems will make progressive young people see their future in conservative and economically struggling Central Appalachia.
During Childbirth, Enduring the Patriarchy Was the Hardest Part
by Rachael Rifkin
After nine months of misogynistic language from doctors and nurses, it’s easy to forget that you’re the decision-maker about your own body.