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October 2013 Blog Archive

Mammogram? Oh, I'll Do That Next Year

Martina Navratilova Breast Cancer

Tennis champion and this week's upcoming MAKER Martina Navratilova went four years between mammograms when she discovered she had breast cancer. 

After finally going in for her appointment, Navratilova was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, which had not spread to the breast tissue, a best case scenario. She was even able continue playing tennis while going through treatment.

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Categories: Women in Sports

Tiffany Shlain: Motherhood Remixed

Tiffany Shlain Motherhood remixed

You may know MAKER Tiffany Shlain as the award-winning filmmaker and creator of the Webby Awards, but now she's off on a brand new and exciting project!

In her new web series "The Future Starts Here," Shlain explores what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future of ever-changing technology and always evolving digital landscapes.

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Categories: MAKERS

Win a Signed Copy of Dr. Ruth's "Sex for Dummies"

Dr Ruth Sex for Dummies Giveaway

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the beloved sex therapist whose frank talk while spreading what she’s coined as “sexual literacy” has reached millions through radio and television over the last three decades. 

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A Brief History of Women's Fashion (Photo Gallery)

History of women's fashion

The buzz around New York Fashion Week is always exciting. It's wonderful to see people from all over the world gather together for their love of fashion.

It makes you realize how important fashion is. One of the first things we do in the morning is decide what to wear. Whether we're heading out for a day of leisure or getting ready to make a big sales pitch, our clothes help us tell our story throughout the day.

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Categories: MAKERS

Tonight! The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

“The story of the African American people is the story of the settlement and growth of America itself, a universal tale that all people should experience,”  Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

To the amazing MAKERS community,

After 10 years in the making, I am proud to announce that my most recent documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premieres TONIGHT at 8pm on PBS (check your local listing).

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Categories: MAKERS

Win Tig Notaro's "Live" Album!

Tig Notaro Twitter Contest

We are thrilled to welcome the wonderfully funny Tig Notaro to MAKERS!

A breast cancer survivor who turned her diagnosis into an iconic set at Largo that Louis C.K. tweeted: "In 27 years doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo."

In celebration of welcoming the amazing Tig Notaro to MAKERS.com, we are giving away 5 digital downloads of her set, "Live."

All you have to do is retweet to win!

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From Radio to Radio - with child stardom and radical feminist politics in between

Robin Morgan radio sensation

MAKER Robin Morgan was an adolescent radio sensation-turned feminist activist who helped lead the unprecedented first protest against at the Miss America pageant....and now she's returning to radio!

Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan airs from 11AM to noon ET on CBS radio (WJFK 1580 AM) and worldwide online.

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Categories: MAKERS, In the News

Trailblazing Female Film & Televion Directors Everyone Should Know (Photo Gallery)

Female Film and TV Directors

This year, a record number of women are nominated for directing at the 2013 Emmys. Of this season's 10 Emmy nods for directing episodic television, fully half recognize women — three for comedy and two for drama. There are also two women nominated in the movies and miniseries category which brings the total up to seven. It's the most in the history of the awards.

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HelloGiggles Asks 5 Writers "Why Do Girls' Voices Matter in the Media?"

HelloGiggles on International Day of the Girl

As people ask where the young feminists of tomorrow are, activists and writers like Shelby Knox and Lindy West have stated the answer loud and clear: they're on the internet.

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Categories: MAKERS, In the News

Win a Signed Copy of Tavi Gevinson's Rookie Yearbook Two!

Tweet to Win Rookie Yearbook two

MAKER Tavi Gevinson has been showing the world that people at any age can make a difference. At age 11, Tavi shocked the fashion world when her blog, Style Rookie, became one of the most popular online style guides. Now Tavi is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Rookiemag.com, an online publication aimed at teenagers tackling the political and cultural issues of the day.

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