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Women in Water: A History of Incredible Female Swimmers (Photo Gallery)

In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, endurence swimmer Diana Nyad emerged on the shores of Key West, Florida after swimming 110 miles from Havana, Cuba in 53 hours. It was the first time a person ever accomplished the passage without a shark cage or flippe Read More »

Celebrities Celebrate Maya Angelou

On this very sad day, celebrities express their gratitude for Maya Angelou and the powerful pieces and inspiration she gave to the world. Read More »

Because of Them, We Can

When we first saw the Because of Them We Can project by Eunique Jones, we knew we had to share it. Read More »

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

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. Read More »

Women Who Ruled: Influential British Female Monarchs (Photo Gallery)

Throughout British history, female monarchs have been few and far between.  This may change with The Succession to the Crown Act 2013, a bill that ends the old law placing males ahead of females in the line of succession to the British throne, regardless of birthdate. Read More »

On This Day In Women's History: May 7th

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." MAKERS wants to fill in that gap little by little. We'll start with looking back one day at a time with Today In Women's History. Read More »