Columnist

Yvonne Abraham

Yvonne Abraham grew up in Sydney, Australia, and has been working at the Globe since 1999. She has covered national and local politics, immigration, and just about everything else over those years.

She has been a Metro columnist since 2007. She writes about local and national politics, the people who make Boston Boston, the ways in which big, abstract decisions affect the lives of actual people (especially women), and whatever else catches her eye.

Latest stories

Yvonne Abraham

How rage over a woman’s anti-cop Facebook post killed a Lynn coffee shop

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It’s not enough to just disagree with somebody who says something some find odious. No, angry mobs must be set upon them, to destroy their lives.

Yvonne Abraham

They raised $24,000 for a friend with cancer. Turns out, she wasn’t actually sick

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When a Brookline woman told her friends and family she had cancer, they mobilized, at one point raising $24,000 for her. But it turns out she made it all up.

Yvonne Abraham

Family pulled from their cars — and their lives

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An immigration checkpoint in New Hampshire turns the lives of a hard-working, decent family from Colombia upside down.

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A battle we’ve already waged

By , Globe Columnist

Opponents of transgender rights have put a question on the 2018 ballot, and transgender men and women are responding.