Peace and Justice
The Lakota Martial Arts Teacher Helping Native Women Recover Their Strength
by Christa HillstromJun 28, 2016
- A self-defense model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard helps Native American women heal from sexual assault.
A Tough Choice for Feminist Black Lives Matter Activists
by Marcus Harrison GreenJun 27, 2016
- 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 KhanJun 24, 2016
- 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-FultonJun 23, 2016
- 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 GrewalJun 23, 2016
- 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 LaneJun 22, 2016
- 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 GelderJun 22, 2016
- 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 DakinJun 21, 2016
- 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! StaffJun 21, 2016
- 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 SolomonJun 20, 2016
- 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 LimonesJun 17, 2016
- 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 MacCarthyJun 16, 2016
- 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 BapatJun 16, 2016
- 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 BoghaniJun 15, 2016
- 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 FinkeJun 09, 2016
- 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.