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

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 05.02.18
Get Mother's Day Inspired & Win $75 at Sephora

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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  • lauraB24 By lauraB24

    My mom gave up a lot to raise up and foster children while battling cancer.

  • SamanthaCannon By SamanthaCannon

    My mom is an amazing woman. She has had a hard life. Real hard. She has endured more than her fair share of pain and suffering. Yet still, everyday she finds a reason to keep smiling and to love everyone. I'm so proud, I was lucky enough to be blessed with such a strong mother.

  • ktwebb2416 By ktwebb2416

    My Mom was able to go to college and worked very hard to be independent, despite having limited financial or family support growing up. She has always been selfless and made sure that my sisters and I always had everything we needed to be successful in school and in life.

  • Inarae1 By Inarae1

    My mom up in heaven was my best friend and she happened to get Cancer as I was turning 16. She taught me to to always be brave and to be patient and have hope and love all humankind. Most of all respect for one another and to give thanks for each and every day that we are here.

  • havenoo By havenoo

    My mother always help others and support the family. I love her.

  • ThatsSoMimi By ThatsSoMimi

    My mother gives the best advice is always there for me.

  • pammblack4 By pammblack4

    #SheSpeaksMom~ Being a mother is the most blessed gift a woman can benefit from. The experience has it's challenges, struggles and it's highs' ! Women have the toughest and greatest job on earth more than any other human, we are capable of making life, giving life to a child to seeing our children in return do the same. I could 'brag' about my mother, grandmother, myself as a mother and my sisters,aunts, girlfriends as mothers... but we all deserve to be 'brag' about and ALL women deserve a celebration for all we do. ;) women are more than mothers. we are wives, daughters, granddaughters, nurses, teachers, hard-working, fearless,movers,growers,artist, accountants, bakers,makers, strong, brave, smart... we are made unbreakable and by God's hand! Happy Mother's (all women) Day !

  • mechunli2 By mechunli2

    My mom worked hard at her job until she retired last yr to support our family of 5. And she cooked and cleaned while she's blind as a bat, but did it well. And inspires us to be generous and kind to others

  • Havamarie475 By Havamarie475

    My mom has overcome life's hardest challenges and continues to fight. She inspires me to never give up.

  • PBRmama By PBRmama

    I was raised by a single mom. Man, she worked so hard, two three jobs at times just so we didn't go without. Never bought for herself, always put us first.

  • clingrich By clingrich

    My mom just celebrated her 90th birthday. She goes to line dancing at the Senior Center. Still drives but just gave up mowing her lawn. Mother of 7 and wife of a military man. She did without a lot in order to make ends meet. She is known for baking banana bread for friends, neighbors and family and loves cooking especially Sunday lunch when all gather. She never forgets anything so we look to her a lot when we need information.

  • birdhousemama By birdhousemama

    My Mom was my friend as well as my mom as I got older and had my own kids. She treated everyone the same and was loved by all who knew her. She overcame a rough time in her life and was sober for over 30 yrs. when she died in 2009. Everything I am today is because of her, the strong woman she was.

  • susan1215 By susan1215

    Yes, my Mom was always a strong and independent women and I was inspired by her.

  • apeski By apeski

    my moms sisters - my aunts were all influential in helping shape me as I was growing up.

  • Justmissash By Justmissash

    My mom picked me! From a photo and adopted me! Then she took care of us on her own and has never given up on us.

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