In Attire
18 Gold Earrings
18 Gold Earrings

 An  object that is very important to me and carries strong meaning is this pair of earrings that my father gave me when I was three years old. My father traveled to New York to look for a better future for my sisters and me. He told  my mother that he was going to give me  these earrings  because he wanted me to remember that day and the history of why he came to the United States. Now, 29 years later, I still have the earrings and they mean a lot to me because they remind me of how my father always tried to give his children a better future. I always remember my roots, how my parents raised me in a simple and humble way, always trying to give us the best so that we would become good citizens, and how it was that I was able to reach this country looking for my dream of a better future.  

Place(s): Dominican Republic
Year: 2007

– Nilka Benitez

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