In honor of Women’s History Month, EBONY is highlighting dynamic Black women through the lens of our new archival series, Woman to Woman. In the third episode, we hear reflections of how being a mother, or being mothered, is a lesson in self-acceptance and grace.

If you've scrolled through relatively new mom Porsha Williams's Instagram feed, you'd think that she has the motherhood game on lock. However, in the video below, she shares how she's had to learn to be patient with herself as she heals following the birth of her daughter Pilar. She also shares how sensitive she was to external comments and critiques during her first stages of motherhood journey.

For many of us, our first portrayals of strength and fortitude is from our own moms. In the clip below, we hear from one of the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams, as she shares the exceptional example her own mother set for her.

Outside of our maternal figures, there are also women who come into our lives that shape our existence and help us along the way. Singer and actress Estelle reflects on how her mom as well as the other Black women around her have played a significant role in her life. It was their guidance that strongly influenced who she is today.

Catch each episode of the series on each Friday. Check out the third installment below: