"Becoming a Mother was a marvelous thing. I have a four year old boy and I have learned so much from raising him. I teach him and he teaches me." - Zulema Gomez Piedra is a mother and a waitress at Restaurante Jacqueline in Saladita, Mexico.
"For me as a woman, becoming a mother was like passing on to the next level of a video game. I can't go back to the level where I was before. It's a wonderful thing. And as a woman, I have always felt a special feeling and need to care for others. Even here at my job I look after my employees. I have worked here for eight years and we are a family here. I feel like I need to protect everyone and this isn't a feeling I can run away from." - Brigida Belém Cabrera Reyes is the manager of The Inn at Manzanillo Bay in Troncones, Mexico.
"I am nineteen years old, I have two children and I am pregnant with my third. When I was thirteen I made a sex video with my boyfriend. The video was on my boyfriend's phone and his phone was stolen and the video was published on Facebook. Because of the video, my parents made me marry the boy. The cyber-bullying was awful and I tried to commit suicide several times and started seeing a psychiatrist. But, when I was 15 I gave birth to my first child, my son, and because of him I knew I had to lift myself out of my depression and out of my situation. I left my first husband because he mistreated me. Now I am remarried and I want to write a book about my experience. I am only nineteen and already I have experienced a lot of pain but I also know that when a woman wants to, she can lift herself up." - Diana Iris Muniz Navarrete is a mother and waitress in Troncones, Mexico.