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If You Didn’t Make It To Super Mamas Social This Weekend Here Are The Top Moments You Missed

Together Bricia and Paulina Lopez have managed to build quite the local empire. The two jefas have built LA treasures like La Guelaguetza and I Love Micheladas, brands that were created out of an adoration for Mexican culture and a desire to serve Latinos. They’re also the founders behind Super Mamás, a weekly podcast that allowed women of color an opportunity to hear themselves. Through the podcast, the two sisters work to inspire women and give them tips on how to launch their own businesses, brands, and visions. They also encourage self-love and self-care. Their ultimate goal was to give mothers a community, a place to know that they aren’t alone.

It’s part of what also inspired them to create an event that was an extension of the podcast for their listeners. Super Mamás Social is an annual live recording of the podcast that brings mothers together to learn more about their businesses interests and be social.

This past Saturday marked the social’s fourth year and the blowout was muy muy exciting!

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

The event had so many opportunities for moms to relax and focus on themselves.

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The chicas behind Super Mamás paired up with Macy’s and Clarins to create an actual GLOW ZONE teepee at their social. The tent allowed guests to re-examine their skin care regimen with professionals, receive make-up touch-ups, and fragrance matches.

Of course, Super Mamás had the happiest of meals for the happy day.

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To celebrate the Mother’s Day weekend, Mc Donald’s Flower Mart provided all kinds of goodies, including Happy Meals for kids.

It also gave us a chance to network with and receive advice from The Most Jefas of Jefas.

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Liz Hernandez, founder of Wordaful and radio and television personality behind some of the biggest entertainment radio and news programs in the business, was there and she SHOWED UP. Hernandez talked with Bricia and Paulina about the word reflection and so many of us walked away not only feeling a little bit wiser, but more empowered and capable too.

And like a true Super Mamás fan, Guacardo showed up too!

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And spoiler alert! He loved it too!

Her Parents Worked In Fields For 25 Years To Give Her The Opportunity To Go To College, So She Honored Their Sacrifices With This Graduation Photoshoot

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Her Parents Worked In Fields For 25 Years To Give Her The Opportunity To Go To College, So She Honored Their Sacrifices With This Graduation Photoshoot

When immigrants speak about the importance of coming to the U.S. to build a better life for their children, the statement may seem too broad for some to understand what that truly means. For people with privileged backgrounds, the idea that immigrants would work multiple jobs, cleaning houses, working the fields outside in extreme temperatures, or the endless type of work that they would never comprehend about doing, is something not even on their radar.

For children of immigrants, we can understand that because that is all we know. That’s why moments like prom, graduation, or landing that first job is such a big deal.

A Latina honored her hardworking parents by appearing alongside them in her college graduation cap and gown.

Anna Ocegueda, a 22-year-old, who will be graduating from the University of California Merced tweeted a picture of her mom and dad in their working clothes.

Her parents have been working in the agriculture fields for more than 25 years.

“Knowing they’re out there working in the hot sun kept me going and doing it for them,” Ocegueda told NBC News.

Her viral tweet included the phrase, “Por Ustedes y Para Ustedes.”

“I think people relate to it because they know what it’s like to have parents who are working difficult jobs to support us,” she said. “They know that going to school will be a way to build a better life not only for themselves but for their parents as well.”

People on social media are praising her and her parents. They’re also sharing their own stories of persrervernce as children of immigrants.

They raise her right!

She also got a major shoutout from her own school.

UC Merced is a great school and they’re so supportive of their students.

The university chancellor responded to her tweet as well.

We bet they’re going to get an increase of admission applications from Latinx children of immigrants.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Her parents must be so proud.

These are the stories we live for!

With so much negativity out in the world, this tweet totally makes up for it.

So many amazing first generation college grads.

Just like their parents, they too have overcome so much.

If you’re ever feeling hopeless about finishing school, this picture will help.

If she can do it, you can too.

She has a couple of more weeks to go!

We hope she posts a video of the big moment as well.

The UC system is a great institution for Latinx students.

Congrats, Anna!

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