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.

Proud of Our Pidgin: The Newest Language in the U.S. Census
by Sheldon Ito
When Hawaiian Pidgin Creole joined an official list of 350 languages spoken in U.S. homes, it lifted up communities throughout Hawai‘i and their rich immigrant history.
1 in 11 U.S. Gun Deaths Is at the Hands of Police. How Do We Stop the Killing?
by Arun Gupta
The documentary film “Peace Officer” explains the connection between the war on drugs and the militarization of police, and what it will take to reduce police violence in America.
The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers Is Starting an Economic Revolution
by Bren Smith
Ocean farming isn’t just about food, it’s about transforming a workforce and restoring the sea.
Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You Happy
by Richard J. Davidson
Researchers say we’re distracted 47 percent of our lives. Increasing our focus could help us—and the people around us—feel happier.
The End of Big Money in Elections? 6 Reasons to Think So
by Keith Barbalato
Signs of change are cropping up everywhere from grassroots actions to the presidential campaigns.
Digging Into the Meaning of Work (With Real Shovels)
by Jamie McCallum
Is the work we do for pay like digging a hole to nowhere? The author put shovels in the hands of 15 people to find out.
What Moment Sparked Your #InternationalSisterhood?
by Jasleena Grewal
Lots of us have had a moment in our lives that inspired feelings of support, understanding, and sisterhood toward other women. What was yours?
Live Each Day Like It's Your ... First?
by Roman Krznaric
Five reasons “live each day like it’s your last” is the worst advice ever.
Bernie Stole My Feminist Heart (But It’s Complicated)
by Katie Quirk
I was caucusing for Hillary, when a 20-something, impromptu-Bernie-stumping man revived my hope for American feminism.
Meet the Organizers Planning the Biggest Sit-In in a Generation
by James Trimarco
If Congress hasn't taken action to help get money out of politics by April 10, 3,000 people have pledged to risk arrest in a week-long series of sit-ins.
How an 1870 Suffragist’s Diary Helped a Modern Mormon Feminist Find Her Voice
by Alexa Mills
Inspired by a 100-year-old diary, this founder of the Mormon feminist movement encourages everyone to keep journals and record their own history.
Why Fixing Climate Change Is Women’s Work
by Kate Stringer
Natural resource scarcity and unpredictable weather affect women first, yet they’re often the last to be heard on how to combat it. That’s slowly changing.
How Montanans Stopped the Largest New Coal Mine in North America
by Nick Engelfried
The defeat of what seemed unstoppable—Arch Coal’s Otter Creek mine—marks an encouraging shift in the fight against Big Coal.
I Was a Fourth-Generation Coal Miner. Here’s Why I Quit
by Nick Mullins
“I quit the mines, not entirely sure what I was going to do. I just knew that I could do something different.”
5 Japanese-American Women Activists Left Out of U.S. History Books
by Nina Wallace
A herstory lesson about five women whose World War II internment inspired them to action.