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.

Female Migrant Farmworkers Push Back Against Machismo and Abuse in California’s Wine Country
by Trina Moyles, KJ Dakin
In Sonoma County, women are coming together to support one another and advocate for the safety of undocumented fieldworkers who often work in isolation.
YES! Wins 4 Excellence in Journalism Awards
by YES! Staff
From a First Nation’s fight against Big Oil to Seattle’s school to prison pipeline, YES! Magazine coverage was honored in this year’s SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism Contest.
I Assumed It Was Racism—It Was Patriarchy
by Akiba Solomon
Why are some women more invisible than others? To grow new anti-patriarchal movements like Black Lives Matter, we need to start opening our eyes.
Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change
by Brooke Anderson
If raising a family on a McDonald’s salary wasn’t hard enough, Tina Sandoval is working to transform the fast-food industry into one that is good for both people and planet.
As a Queer Latina, I Reject Blaming Islam: Bigotry and Homophobia Did This
by Delma Catalina Limones
After the Orlando shooting, I was afraid that people would try to pit Queer communities and Muslim communities against each other. But what I have seen is the opposite.
What I Want for My Son and the Daddies Who Adopted Him
by Mariah MacCarthy
I want my son to have male role models, female role models, and to know that families can look like anything. I want him to have options that I never did.
20,000 Domestic Workers Are About to Get Fair Wages. How’d They Do That?
by Sheila Bapat
Left out by traditional unions, women-led domestic workers are winning fights for minimum wage and overtime across the country.
I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting for Clinton
by David Korten
Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.
Do Gun Control Debates Ever Change Anything? In These Countries They Did
by Priyanka Boghani
Three cases in which gun laws were tightened following tragic mass shootings.
Would Unconditional Basic Income Make Us Happier?
by Kira M. Newman
Some have questioned if the economy can function with a guaranteed minimum income. But few advocates or opponents have explored the policy’s impact on people’s emotional well-being.
A Park Where You Can Walk Among 1,500-Year-Old Bears and Birds
by Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Olympians Without Nations: First-Ever Team of Refugees Heads to Summer Games
by Christopher Zumski Finke
With 20 million refugees worldwide, the International Olympic Committee announces a new team to make the games more inclusive for people without a nation to call home.
Boycotts Won’t Change Mississippi—But Civil Rights History Shows Us How We Can
by Jake McGraw
To fight discrimination in Mississippi, out-of-state allies should strengthen their ties to the state, not sever them.
Sanders Might Soon Be Out of the Race, But Not the Revolution
by Sarah van Gelder
Five ways to build on the momentum of the Bernie Sanders campaign and transform American politics in ways his supporters envisioned.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals
by Kate Stringer
Mosquitoes don’t like fans, and other tips to keep them off naturally.