A Ring

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This gold ring is a very important treasure to me. My Mom gave it to me a few years ago after I had been asking about it for quite some time. It was my mother's mother's. unfortunately, my Abbia passed when my mother was just a little girl, so i never knew her. But this ring connects us all mother to mother to daughter. My mom is Catalan. Catalonia is the provence in Spain that is now fighting very hard for its independence and has been for many many years, since Franco ruled. My mother tells me stories of how her family during the Fascist dictator's rule and how her family couldn't speak Catalan or write in it or anything. this history in my family really interests me and so does the stories with my mother and hers. the ring ties them all together for me and i keep it close. My ring is a symbol for my Catalan heritage.

– Ines Chambers

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