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After Trump’s victory over Clinton, women realized how much the country needs them in politics.
Christa Hillstrom | Nov 6, 2017
A unique initiative in Oregon helps incarcerated mothers stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
Christa Hillstrom | May 14, 2017
As rents rise and independent businesses in Minneapolis lose their leases to large national chains, a first-of-its-kind co-op found a solution.
Christa Hillstrom | Feb 3, 2017
In Oregon, incarcerated women stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities.
We’ve learned a lot in 20 years of solutions journalism. We know that we can fix what’s broken in our communities, regardless of who inhabits the White House.
The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
Christa Hillstrom | Sep 12, 2016
A self-defense model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard helps Native American women heal from sexual assault.
Christa Hillstrom | Jun 28, 2016
Across the country, readers—including those on death row—gather to share the Davis family's story and the hope of putting an end to the killing.
Christa Hillstrom | Sep 20, 2014
First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
From Janay Palmer Rice to Jennifer Lawrence, we blame women for the bad things that happen to them. But last week—on the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act—women took the conversation back.
Christa Hillstrom | Sep 15, 2014
Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Christa Hillstrom | Jul 25, 2014
The Power of Oral History: Personal Narratives Take Us Deep Into the Human Rights Stories Hidden Behind the Headlines
When people tell their own stories, history is written from the bottom up.
Christa Hillstrom | Jun 7, 2014
As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
Christa Hillstrom | Dec 21, 2013
The Obama administration makes good on its promise to give direct care workers the same rights as nearly everyone else—and to top it all off, California follows suit.
Christa Hillstrom | Sep 28, 2013
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
Christa Hillstrom | Sep 21, 2013
We all know our stuff doesn't grow on store shelves. Here's how we can rehumanize our relationship with our things—and the people who make them.
Christa Hillstrom | Aug 30, 2013
What we still have to learn from the world’s favorite riot grrrls.
Christa Hillstrom | Jun 1, 2013