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For Mother's Day, tell NPR about the mother figures who have shaped your life

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Mother's Day can mean different things to different people.

Some may choose to celebrate a mother figure, while others may spend the day grieving someone they lost or wondering about someone they never met.

Ahead of May 12, NPR wants to know: Is there a mother figure who has shaped your life? Share your story with us, and you could end up featured in an upcoming edition of the Up First newsletter.

You can see some of your responses and others' — and get the news you need to start your day — by subscribing to the newsletter.

Please include your first and last name, age and where you're from. You can also share a photo of yourself and your mother figure if you would like.

We will accept responses until 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 7.

Your submission will be governed by our general Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As the Privacy Policy says, we want you to be aware that there may be circumstances in which the exemptions provided under law for journalistic activities or freedom of expression may override privacy rights you might otherwise have.

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Suzanne Nuyen
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