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Exclusive Interview: This All-Women Motorcycle Gang Is “Badass”

Pink smoke floods the street as the all-women, African-American motorcycle gang races forward from second line in New Orleans, burning their tires at 50 mph— in heels. Read More »

MAKERS Nominates You: Discover and Share Some of History's Hidden Figures Just in Time for the Oscars

Do you have an untold story? Share it with us on the MAKERS Stories app, then nominate a friend to do the same. #BEBOLD and tell us, #WhatsYourStory? Read More »

How Bad Does a Movie Have to Be for Meryl Streep to Not Get an Oscar Nomination? I Watched 23 to Find Out

For years, philosophers have asked, If Meryl Streep acts in a movie and doesn't get nominated for an Academy Award...did she really act in it at all? Read More »

These Two Women Are Making History By Being the First to Run a Police Bureau

For the first time ever, two uniformed women will be running a bureau.  Assistant Chief Kim Royster, head of the candidate assessment division and second in command, was said to have replaced a retiring male chief yesterday.  Read More »

Remembering Mildred Dresselhaus: GE Promises to #BalanceTheEquation for Women in STEM

Mildred Dresselhaus, a pioneer in nanoscience, also known as the "Queen of carbon science, passed away February 20. She was 86. Read More »

The Powerful Video You Need to Watch About the Need to Defend Abortion Rights

Before Roe v. Wade was legalized in 1973, women found other ways — that often weren't safe — to have abortions. Read More »

Leading Roles for Women in Movies Have Increased — But It's Not All Good News

We were all ecstatic to leave 2016, but it turns out not everything about last year was terrible. Read More »

The Female Founders of ShopLatinxBiz Are Using Instagram to Spotlight Afro-Latinxs for Black History Month

Brittany Chávez and Raquel García, co-founders of ShopLatinxBiz, are using their business to celebrate Black History Month in a very personal way. Read More »

12-Year-Old Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks Is Now Publishing an Activism Guide for Kids

Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, known for her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, first sparked a movement when social media led readers across the world to participate in her mission to collect 1,000 books with black female protagonists. Read More »

Child Marriage Still Exists: How This NY Assemblywoman Is Pushing for Change

Eighty-four percent of the 3,853 minors married in New York between 2000 and 2010 were minor girls married to adult men. Today, the minimum age to marry in New York is still 14. Read More »