From Taylor Swift To Raptor Princesses: Why Girls Run the World

Every Friday we aim to bring you the biggest and most inspiring news from the week about women who are changing the world, one step at a time. This time around, we've got everything from Taylor Swift to velociraptor princesses!

Sometimes, taking a stand is all it takes to make big change. When Taylor Swift wrote on Tumblr that she'd pull 1989 from Apple Music because they weren't going to pay artists during their free trial, Apple changed their mind. Now Apple Music is paying up, and we'll all be able to dance along to "Style" and "Bad Blood" once it launches.

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(via YouTube)

Enough with the articles about how to get a "perfect beach body"! Your body is beach-ready, no matter your body type, and Swimsuits For All's new campaign is ditching retouching altogether to get that message across.

Artist Laura Cooper gave the Disney princesses an unbelievable velociraptor makeover. Not only do these dinos look fabulous, but they all have their own unique aspirations, too.

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(via XP Web Comic)

Is Major League Baseball gearing up to sign a woman? A French 16-year-old shortstop named Melissa Mayeaux is the first player on the MLB's international registration list, which mean she might be just around the corner from making history!

Raini Rodriguez wrote a Tumblr post this week that left us in tears! The message: You can do anything you want to do, no matter what you look like.

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(via Instagram)

"Growing up, we as people are taught that if we don't look or act a certain way we'll never fit in or succeed like the group of people who are that way. You've always had the ability to be whoever you want to be. Whether you're a short Latina with crazy curly hair and chubby cheeks or a super tall girl with beautiful blue eyes. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING. Never for one second think you can't fit into society because you don't look or act the way everyone else does."

What stories inspired you this week? Share with us, and the rest of the community, in the comments so we can get inspired, too!