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This Village in India Plants 111 Trees Each Time a Girl Is Born — And That's Not All

Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, plants 111 trees each time a girl is born in her honor. The tradition was born a few years ago when the former village 'sarpanch' (head), Shyam Sundar Paliwal's, daughter, Kiran, passed away. Read More »

Voice of Disney Princess Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, Just Landed Role in New TV Drama

This past Sunday, the world got to see Auli's Cravalho, the 16-year-old real-life Disney Princess, take the stage at the 89th Annual Academy Awards as she sang "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana." Read More »

This Mom Taught Her Daughter About Iconic Black Women By Dressing Her Up as Them

Cristi Jones dressed up her 5-year-old daughter Lola as an iconic black woman each day for Black History Month. Read More »

These March for Science Posters Are Perfect for Women's History Month and Beyond

With the intention of bringing the momentum from the Women's March into March and beyond, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has created six customized posters to recognize the many powerful women in STEM. Read More »

Colorado Is Trying to Make Contraception More Accessible for Women

Access to birth control may become a lot easier for women in Colorado: Under new health rules, some contraceptives — like the Pill or the Patch — will be available to women with just a pharmacist's prescription rather than o Read More »

"The Good Fight" Review: These Are the Kind of Strong, Real-World Female Characters We Need Right Now

"The Good Fight" is the most feminist show online. Read More »

First Black Woman Named President of The Harvard Law Review

On January 29, after a 12-hour deliberation period that stretched out over two days, The Harvard Law Review's 92 student editors elected ImeIme (pronounced "Ah-MAY-may") Umana, 24, as the first black woman president. Read More »

This 14-Year-Old Girl Took Home the First Place Prize in National Music Competition

Chicago's Ifetayo Ali-Landing began playing the cello when she was just 4 years old after making the decision at the age of 3 to switch from the violin. Read More »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "There Is Reason to Hope That We Will See a Better Day"

At 83, MAKER Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the oldest sitting justice on the Supreme Court, and one of its most reliably liberal members. And over the course of her years, the R.G.B. Read More »

All You Need To Know About a #DayWithoutAWoman

March marks Women's History Month, a perfect opportunity to #BEBOLD and continue the empowering momentum from the Women's March on Washington and The 2017 MAKERS Confe Read More »