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Latina Super Duo Juggles Multiple Successful Businesses In Los Angeles And Now They’re Passing On Tips To Other Latina Moms

For the past few years, sisters Bricia and Paulina Lopez have tuned in with friends and listeners to share stories of their lives as mothers and entrepreneurs. Once a week, on Tuesdays, their podcast Super Mamas lends Latinas and other women of color an opportunity to hear themselves, their everyday thoughts, their concerns, to be voiced by the two sisters who have long become integral figures in the fixture of Oaxacan culture in Los Angeles.

Together Bricia and Paulina own LA treasure La Guelaguetza, have created the brand I Love Micheladas and have launched and used Super Mamas to connect with Latinas across Los Angeles and the country. There, they encourage women to grow their own businesses, socialize, and love themselves. Part of that effort has come in the form of the Super Mamas Social- an extension of the podcast and a live recording of the event for mothers to attend. The gathering has been around for the past four years and connects strong women, with a focus on mothers, in an effort to help them build new friendships and encourage support and self-care.

Super Mamas latest “Social” comes this weekend on May 11th.

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The event will include a live taping of the Super Mamás Podcast and will feature women who have shared their own powerful stories on the podcast before. This year’s attendees will get to meet Liz Hernandez of Wordaful, artist Melanie Fiona and Emmy Award Winning Televisión host Myrka Dellanos.

According to Bricia and Paulina, the event (like their podcast) was born out of a desire to unite mothers with other mothers.

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The two created the podcast to remind women that they aren’t alone when it comes to motherhood and to give them a relatable break in their otherwise busy lives.

In an interview with FIERCE, Paulina Lopez says both the podcast and the event were created for women who felt like her when she first had kids. “I was the first one out of the two of us to have kids and I realized really early how lonely it was to be a mom,” she explains. “I realized its really hard to make friends in general and more so in a mom space. It was a very lonely space and I actually joined a few mommy groups so I wouldn’t feel so alone. And with the first baby, I had postpartum depression and I just realized there was a need in my community amongst mothers. So when my sister had her son, I heard about podcasts and a few parents podcasts but I realized they didn’t really portray our stories like women, Latinas, trying to balance everything.”

Like her sister, Bricia says she wanted to create Super Mamas so that she could give women a voice that got them.

“When you’re a mom you really seek community, you’re really in need of a community,” Bricia tells FIERCE. “The intention of the social, the way it started, was wanting to bring all of our listeners in one space so that they could all meet eachother. We have a Facebook group and we received different emails from people asking us to have a meetup so that they could all listen to eachother. The way my sister and I unfolded that was like let’s have a meetup but let’s have a live show and have things for them to do. Our intention is to have moms meet other moms have a day where it’s about them and not about the family.”

At Super Mamas Social, where mother and non-mothers are all welcome, women can expect to not only experience a live recording of the podcast but also some needed self-love time.

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“We know a lot of moms can’t find childcare so easily,” explains Bricia. “So we have a dad area where the dads can take the kids to a kid area so that the moms can take a break get their nails done, do a lip touch, get a break, have a michelada with her friends, meet new people. We really want to provide spaces for them.”

Like previous years, this year’s event will take place on Mother’s Day weekend at the Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown LA. It will feature a live taping of the show, celebrity panelists, games for kids, local vendors and a series of activations for the events 1K plus guests.

For tickets and more information be sure to head to the site by going here. See you there!

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