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Get Mother's Day Inspired & Win $75 at Sephora

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 05.02.18
Get Mother's Day Inspired & Win $75 at Sephora
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For Women's History Month this year, we asked who your hero is. More than 70% of you said you were inspired by your mother, your grandmother, your great-grandmother, your daughter, or an aunt who treated you like her own. Clearly, motherhood is something to be celebrated.

This Mother's Day, we want to appreciate all of the amazing mothers and daughters out there by showing off what our members said. Add your own story and you could win a $75 Sephora gift card to treat yourself - and a family member who you wish to honor too.

Moms Who Inspire

My grandmother, Jassodra Kumar. She is close to 70 years old and you will find her in a kickboxing class, doing yoga or getting a manicure. She has great energy and lives life to the fullest. Age is just a number for her and I hope to be just like her in my golden years. - Gjprasad

My mom's such a wise, loving, selfless woman and is always willing to help, listen, give a hug and share wisdom. ... she inspires me to be a better woman, wife, and mom. - wittes02

Moms Who Overcame the Odds

My mom. She was one of very few female welders back in the late 70's at the Electric Boat/General Dynamics shipyard. She endured a lot - physically, mentally, and tons of sexism. She did it to support 3 children on her own, and I'm proud she stuck it out! - AmAtHome

... At almost 89 years old, [my mom] is beautiful and strong! When our dad died, we thought we would be supporting and helping her, yet she ended up supporting us! If I could be half as beautiful and kind as she is when I am 60 years old, I would be happy! She inspires us all! - pmencin

Moms Who Sacrifice

My grandmother ... sacrificed so much during her childhood years in the Great Depression just so nobody in her family went hungry and that her younger siblings could stay in school. - redneckwoman

My mother ... was a stay at home parent till I was 4 and my father left. My proud mother had to BEG for a job. She worked her way up from a desk clerk to a manager of an office! Despite not having a lot of money, she always made sure we had food on the table and clothes on our backs. She went over 10 years with the same clothes, sewing them up so she could make sure my brother and I had shoes. ... - kymom13

Moms Who Are Survivors

My mom Dianne Brost inspires me because she has survived stage 3 colon cancer, has run 2 marathons since being diagnosed, will do anything for friends or family and volunteers a lot. - yarbr012

Kathy my mother ... just had a major stroke in November and her recovery is a miracle, she is so determined and after everything she has been through still has her sense of humor and worries of every one else. ... I am so lucky to have her as my best friend and my mother. - winnie11

Moms Who Motivate

My mother ... takes care of me since I have a chronic illness, showing me kindness and patience. Like any other mother, she has taught me how to be thankful and how to show gratitude. Finally, as my best friend, she has taught me hugs and laughter are truly the best medicine.  - taletreader

...[My mom] taught me that no matter how old I am or how far into something I have gone, I can always turn it around and make it into something beautiful! ... - ablendedmomma

How have you been inspired by your mom, grandmother, or mother-figure in your life? Tell us for the chance to win a $75 Sephora gift card!



*One lucky commenter, Tweeter, or Instagrammer will be chosen at random to receive a $75 gift card to Sephora. Giveaway is open through May 20, 2018 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.


Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member rebecca11111.

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  • VickiCoffey By VickiCoffey

    My Mom always inspired me in every aspect of my life. Her favorite saying was "Pretty is as pretty does" and I have always tried to live my life to that aspect. It not only speaks of looks, but how you act as well.

  • elizdup By elizdup

    Mom has been the strongest in our family. She always encouraged us to go and be ourselves. Be strong when you get knocked down. Now it so hard to our mother the weak one. She has been diagnosed with dementia. But when you ask her how she doing and or feeling. She always smiles and says she loves you and feel fine! To you MOM..we love you!

  • peter26 By peter26

    My mom never let us think that we couldn't do anything just because we were girls.

  • lctheobald By lctheobald

    My mom is the most giving person in terms of time.

  • Terri_SAV By Terri_SAV

    My parents divorced when I was a little over 6 months old. My Nanie and Pop immediately took me, adopted me, and raised me. Nanie taught me everything: cooking, sewing, reading, writing, how to live and love happily. She was my rock. She'd lived through the Great Depression and taught me to value what I had and how NOT to envy what I didn't have. She told me, "Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be." I've never forgotten that advice.

  • makysmama By makysmama

    My mom has inspired me to never give up. As both a single mom growing up and being diagnosed with Leukemia 11 years ago and told she had a month to live she has never given up and is still fighting to be her best self.

  • dianeclaudia By dianeclaudia

    My mother did without to provide for me and my brother. Her family was her everything. She was my rock star.

  • mich61 By mich61

    My mom does not have an unkind word to say about anyone!

  • tara19652006 By tara19652006

    My mother taught me to be strong as she had to be with raising 5 kids while dealing with a alcoholic husband.

  • dmauton By dmauton

    We lost my dad 5 years ago. I watched my mom go through the grief process. After allowing herself the time she needed to grieve she got up and carried on her life. She didn't let the idea of being single stop her from living her life to the fullest. I want to be like that. Knowing that no matter what comes my way, I can overcome, just like mom.

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