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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  • trecib By trecib

    My mother overcame more than the average person could bear, yet she was still a loving mother.

  • tsmith4 By tsmith4

    My grandma was the kindest person I have ever met. Even though she passed many years ago I have never met anyone with the same sweet heart.

  • BonnieS By BonnieS

    My mother loves unconditionally! Even if we don't always agree, I never doubt her love!

  • sweetlee By sweetlee

    My mom always wanted me to pursue activities that I was interested in. Such as; ice skating, ballet, etc.. She didn't have the opportunity to do these things herself so she wanted me to. I am glad that she looked out for me.

  • Amy197612 By Amy197612

    My mom is the strongest woman I ever met. She is the backbone of our family!! Love you mom!

  • Kay0214 By Kay0214

    My Mom Inspired Me To Always Be Myself & Allow Me A Chance To Express My Opinion At All Times

  • nooneyouknow By nooneyouknow

    My mother passed away on April 7th. She was the most extraordinary woman I've ever known and there's a vast, yawning emptiness where her wisdom, wit, and preternatural charm and kindness used to be. The world has lost more than it will ever know.

  • Sharongrozier25 By Sharongrozier25

    #SheSpeaksMom My mother is an amazing hard working woman that has always inspired me. She has adopted my 5 children and is raising them and also always has all of her other 20 grand kids over all week long too. She is the best mom in the world.

  • Sharongrozier25 By Sharongrozier25

    #SheSpeaksMom My mother is an amazing hard working woman that has always inspired me. She has adopted my 5 children and is raising them and also always has all of her other 20 grand kids over all week long too. She is the best mom in the world.

  • ambrai101 By ambrai101

    she tried really hard

  • CandieF By CandieF

    I hope I can be as great of a mother to my kids as my mother is to me. She is a true hero to me.

  • Courtlawton By Courtlawton

    I dont know where to start. My mom is my best friend. She has believed in me when i couldnt believe in myself and is the strongest woman i know.

  • Teresa000 By Teresa000

    My mom has always been my biggest supporter

  • FaunaD By FaunaD

    My mother inspires me by just waking up everyday. She starts her day at 3am to wake up with my dad to make him breakfast and coffee. All the while having COPD, cancer, and fibromyalgia. She then takes care of the dogs, walks, feeds them and cleans the house. Then she goes to work...everyday rain or sunshine, being able to breathe or not breathe she is at work working her behind off, then comes home with a smile and makes dinner if I'm not home on time. She lifts me up even after her hard days If im feeling depressed or struggling with my sobriety. She is the one that always sparkles even in the dark with black days ahead as if she has just won the lottery.Shes an amazing person and will pull over to give someone money if they are hungry, buys extra food just so she can give to the homeless people down the street. EVERYTIME. She always pays for strangers at a restaurant and NEVER wants the attention or praise, because she has been homeless before. She is definitely my inspiration.

  • Alliemacy By Alliemacy

    my mother grew up in a rough area always getting kicked out of one house to the next, she taught me to be independent and to always land on my two feet, i came in to this world by myself and if you want to get to the top you have to get there yourself because no one is going to give you a handout or do it for you, you always have to be kind to other no matter how they treat you because you don't know what they are going though. just always try to be king curious and respectful.

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