Feb 19

get inspired : makers

Are you familiar with the MAKERS┬ávideo series? It’s┬áthe world’s largest video collection of women’s stories – and it packs some serious inspirational punch.

MAKERS aims to “tell the stories of the women who make America.” It’s a tall order, obviously. There are so many influential women out there that have a heavy hand in crafting our society and country. But with the individual video interviews of these women, MAKERS is bringing the stories directly to you – from the mouths of the people who lived them.

Launched in 2012 with 100 stories (including Oprah and Hillary Rodham Clinton), the movement has expended to a movie that debuted in 2013 on PBS, and the first MAKERS conference, in February 2014, which drew over 500 participants.

New videos hit the site each Monday – called “MAKERS Monday” – and the library now boasts over 2,900 stories.

Taking a deep dive into these archives is one of our favorite things to do. It’s inspiring, stirring and just plan interesting. You should spend time exploring the archives, too – you never know what story might inspire one of your own.

To kick you off, here’s one of our recent favorites – an interview with author Judy Blume. Who didn’t grow up with her books as a guide in our young adulthood?

Pop some popcorn and enjoy – MAKERS is well worth your time.