Dress for D.R.

In Attire
 Yarn (I think), Older than me, from D.R
Yarn (I think), Older than me, from D.R

This dress was gifted to my mom from her grandmother (or great-grandmother) for her 2nd birthday and this dress was given around the family for birthdays. I was even supposed to wear it once from my great-grandfather's 100th birthday but it was too big.  It’s important to me because my family doesn’t have a lot of heirlooms and this can be considered one and that makes me happy, this object connects to me and my culture because birthdays are a big part of my moms side and giving the dress to babies/toddlers of the family makes it better than it already is. Everyone has a birthday party does have to be to big and even if we don do it on the actually day on your birthday you would still have party to celebrate. I know it looks a bit weird but my mom told me you had to wear something under of course but yeah looks a bit weird.

Place(s): Dominican Republic, New York City

– Gianna Rivera

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant