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MAKERS is a first of its kind digital and broadcast initiative that aims to be the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled.
The documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years, built from first-person, intimate accounts of women who experienced this time of change and confronted the dramatic social upheaval in their own lives.
The stories also live on, which continues to grow each week to include stories from the next generation of women who affect society in new and profound ways.
Now is your chance to share your story. So grab a camera, grab your iPad, grab your phone, and film your own MAKERS story. Tell us what makes you a MAKER—the journey you’ve taken, the obstacles you have faced, how you tackled them, and the triumphs in your life. Then use the tool below to upload the video for review by the MAKERS team. If your video is approved, it will be added to our My MAKERS Story YouTube account.
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AOL has the right to enforce these My MAKERS Story Video Standards in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to remove, without notification, content that does not comply with AOL Network Terms of Service or My MAKERS Story Video Standards, or to remove content for any other reason at our sole discretion. AOL reserves the right to make changes to these standards at any time and we encourage users to check this document periodically for updates.


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