Dyllan McGee is one of the world's most important storytellers. Founder of the MAKERS online docuseries, McGee and creative director Sammi Leibovitz capture the often untold biographies of female trailblazers from all walks of life. In the third ChangeMAKERS installment, Cristen and Caroline hear from Dyllan and Sammi about following your passion, why no change it too small and how sharing MAKERS' stories shapes girls' futures.
Stats to Get Our Stories Straight:
-Existing historical records contain more information on men than women. (Journal of Women's History)
-The first Encyclopaedia Britannica included only one terse entry on women: "female of men." (The Atlantic)
-Wikipedia articles about women likelier to mention their gender and relationship statuses to men, compared to Wikipedia articles about men that focus more on achievement. (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)
-In 2015, 75.8 percent of popular history books published were authored by men. (Slate)
-In two of the most commonly used history textbooks used in American classrooms, only 2 to 3 percent of content dealt with women, of whom most were white. (16th Annual Conference of the South African Society for History Teaching)
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Stuff Mom Never Told You is celebrating Women's History Month by spotlighting passionate, trailblazing ladies making history right now. Each Friday in March, we're releasing an installment of ChangeMAKERS to share the conversations and takeaways Cristen and Caroline gleaned from their trip to the MAKERS conference in February. The world's largest video collection of women's stories, MAKERS is a women's leadership platform that highlights the stories of groundbreaking women today to create the leaders of tomorrow.