MAKERS is a feminist media brand for newsMAKERS, historyMAKERS, and troubleMAKERS. We tell the stories of today’s trailblazing women to inspire the changeMAKERS of tomorrow.
Today, MAKERS.com features more than 4,500 original videos and more than 400 MAKERS interviews. Our MAKERS include well-known figures such as actress Lena Dunham, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, show runner Shonda Rhimes, YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tennis champion Billie Jean King, as well as groundbreaking women such as the NBA’s first female referee Violet Palmer and Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
In 2016, MAKERS executive produced the song “This Is For My Girls” in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn and #62MillionGirls initiative. “This Is For My Girls,” is written by Diane Warren and features vocal performances from Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Chloe x Halle, and Lea Michele. The song hit No. 1 on Billboard.
MAKERS launched the MAKERS Stories app in March 2016. Designed to empower individuals to be their own storyteller, MAKERS Stories allows users to record their stories or the stories of others, creating their own MAKERS videos that live alongside a collection including Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Ava DuVernay, and Lena Dunham.
In 2017, MAKERS launched the MAKERS Podcast. The 8-episode series features stories from the history-makers and glass-ceiling breakers of the past, present, and future. From athletes and astronauts, to writers and revolutionaries, the podcast showcases MAKERS’ dynamic collection of women’s stories.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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