Peace and Justice

A Tough Choice for Feminist Black Lives Matter Activists
by Marcus Harrison Green
Protesting a police killing and marching in support of a man convicted of rape can pose a real dilemma when one in five women nationwide has suffered a sexual assault.
Stop Asking Me to Denounce Islam to Prove I Care About LGBT Rights
by Aaminah Khan
Surely, I am not less queer just because I am Muslim.
Mr. Trump Visited My Neighborhood. But He Didn’t See It
by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton
A letter to the presidential candidate after his campaign stopped in Greensboro, North Carolina.
How I Got Strong and Sexy, Despite Medical Drama and a Hidden Disease
by Jasleena Grewal
For years, I suffered alone with Crohn’s disease. But a one-night stand and Bag Lady Mama’s body-positive Facebook page changed that.
Still #FeeltheBern? You’re Not Alone
by Rosemary Lane
Meet six people from the recent People’s Summit in Chicago coming to terms with supporting the senator’s ideas, rather than his campaign for president.
How Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him
by Sarah van Gelder
With a mix of anger and excitement, Bernie Sanders supporters shift focus away from the presidency and search for ways to sustain the political revolution sparked by his campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.