Representation matters—even in your iPhone’s Emoji inventory. Recently, the Emoji app incorporated more people of different skin tones, but their options for women are still lacking.  MAKERS, an organization that aims to create the largest-ever collection of women’s stories, made the call for “Femojis” in a blog post yesterday. They commented on why Apple's new Emoji "diversity" still leaves much to be desired: “While this initiative is certainly commendable, their collection of female emojis remains limited to being a bride, a princess, or a geisha. Read More
In 2008 Kathy Griffin became the first woman to make it to #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy List, and five years later she became the third female comedian ever to win a Grammy. As 2014 comes to close, Griffin is keeping busy on a nationwide comedy tour, preparing to replace her late hero Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police, and will be honored in Monday’s release of MAKERS: Women in Comedy on PBS. The show will explore how the comedian fought to find a place for herself and future generations of women in the world of comedy. Read More
The latest and last installment of the MAKERS documentary series, “Women in Politics,” airs tonight at 9/8c on PBS. Narrated by Alfre Woodard, the continuing struggle for female representation in politics is personified in the stories of  Shirley Chisholm, Olympia Snowe, and Hillary Clinton, among others.   Just in time to make us feel really satisfied about voting today, right? (Go vote. Read More
If you missed it last night, you missed out big time. Okay, well, I think ... I missed it, too! Luckily for us, MAKERS: Women in Comedy has a special online airing tonight at 8PM EST hosted by Kathy Griffin on makers.com. This is the first episode in the fall documentary series that focuses on different fields and institutions where women have been building and innovating and making things happen. Read More
Get ready, as AOL MAKERS' Fall Documentary Series premieres tomorrow, Sept. 30, on PBS! MAKERS.com, if you haven't already heard of them, is the largest collections of videos that share women’s stories. You can hear Oprah, Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, Zooey Deschanel, Hillary Clinton, and other women from countless industries inspire and free you from the weird self-conscious gifts (ugh) given by society. Read More
Paola Loves to Shop is a Los Angeles based business serving up the cutest handmade jewelry and accessories a girl could dream of. Run by Vanessa Cotto, the shop has attracted the attention of many, boasting well-earned features in Style Section L.A., Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click, Chictopia, and more. To read more about Vanessa and Paola Loves to Shop, read on. Tell us about yourself! My name is Vanessa Cotto and I own and run Paola Loves To Shop... I love making fun, quirky, unconventional pieces like my furry animal necklaces and alien jewelry pieces. Read More
Over 100 crafty people got together and made cool shit all day long this past Saturday at Brooklyn Craft Camp. The brainchild of DIY extraordinaire and author Brett Bara, Brooklyn Craft Camp brought together loads of makers for an entire day of crafting, and a plain ol' good time. Enjoying a delish donut from Peter Pan Bakery before the crafting begins. Embroidering with Jessica Marquez. Read More