Thanks, Mom!

Happy Mother's Day! We're taking some time to think back on how our moms and mom-types helped shape us into the people we are today. Thanks, Moms!
Karly, Social Media
1992, San Diego

My mom and I debate politics and feminism quite a bit. I'm happy that she listens to me and she's coming around to intersectionality and acknowledging her own privilege. She has always been a very driven individual: she goes after what she wants in career and life, whether that's working for a non-profit for children, becoming a nurse, riding motorcycles, or taking repelling classes. She's inspired me to always work hard and to never give up, even when life is really shitty.

Laura M, Staff Writer
1986, Dearborn, Michigan

Did I ever tell you guys that my mom made me take golf classes when I was a kid? For three summers in a row, she signed me up and drove me to weekly lessons where I participated primarily by complaining about the heat and putting large divots up and down the green. ...

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Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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