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How did your mother influence you the most?


Kirk Brown

Los Angeles

“[She taught me to] love yourself more.”

Daylon Richards

Los Angeles

“Her self-independence, her grind, doing her own thing. She really has inspired me to never quit in life.”

Lamar Carter

Los Angeles

“To not rely on anyone and to do things yourself. It feels better when you do it yourself.”

Cynthia Miller

Los Angeles

“My grandmother would be my mother. She taught me to be responsible and put my kids first. To cook and clean. To shoot for the stars and whatever is going on you can get through it. She showed me what a strong black woman is.”

Compiled by Kristina Dixon in the Crenshaw District