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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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  • bonnie65 By bonnie65

    My mother is one of a kind she has made so many sacrifices for her family, her mother pasted when she was only twenty and just married with her own family, and she took in her 7 brothers and sisters to raise them along with us, she is the strongest person that i know she worked every day and even went back to school to get her masters degree, and she adopted 2 other children. my mom is the best and i am strong because of her

  • sseiferd By sseiferd

    Even though my mama was just 15 years old when she became pregnant with me, she made the choice to not give me up. She gave birth to me at 16 years of age and had to grow up really fast. She worked in factories and other side jobs to make ends meet. She received her GED in her 30's and has always overcome anything that has come her way. When she turned 50 we almost lost to her to a widow maker heart attack while she was on vacation. She survived and is now getting ready to turn 56. I am so thankful that my mom never gave up on me before I was born and that she didn't give up on herself, fighting to live when she shouldn't have made it otherwise. I love my mama very much!

  • annrone By annrone

    My mother and grandmother taught me much of what I know.

  • mgeaux By mgeaux

    My mom is always doing everything for me and my daughter. She is the most selfless person I know. She is so energetic and fun and we have the best times together.

  • julsve By julsve

    My Mother is a hero and a Goddess, strong loving and a guide.

  • skasbaum By skasbaum

    My mother sacrificed a lot for us, she left her comfy lifestyle and came to US to give us better lives, so she started working for the first time at the age of 41, she is my inspiration on how to raise my own kids. I'm very lucky to have her as my mom, she's very supportive and always there for us.

  • SeymaShabbir By SeymaShabbir

    My grandmother was a big inspiration! She overcame many cultural boundaries and was her own person!

  • millit By millit

    Despite being a single mother from Ghana, she obtained her masters and encouraged all her children to do the same!

  • Gina679 By Gina679

    My great aunt never married so me & my siblings were her children. She was absolutely devoted to us. She had a special drawer in her desk which she always kept stocked with games and toys for us. She lived through the depression and taught me to think before throwing things away, you might come up with a way to turn it into something else that you could use. I guess she was way ahead of her time with recycling. She lived to 98 years old and still wasn't ready to go. She truly enjoyed life. It was a great honor for her when I let my daughter spend the night with her for the first time. She went to the store and got what she thought were hot dogs to cook for my daughter for dinner. My daughter called me and told me that what she actually got were sausage links. I told my daughter to not say anything and just enjoy her "hot dogs" cooked by her great great aunt. I wish everyone could have someone like my great aunt in their life.

  • Peachesncream887 By Peachesncream887

    My mom always taught me to treat everyone with respect and try to help out when you can.

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