My golden necklace; this necklace was given to me by my grandmother when I was born. While I was in my mom’s belly she was on a trip to Italy and she decided to buy a gold necklace for me which has angels carrying a baby stamped in the pendant. This necklace that I still wear today after 16 years has become very meaningful to me because when I look at it I remember my family that is in The Dominican Republic. This is important to me since I believe that you have to put your family in front of everything in the world. It also connects to my identity when I see the baby on the pendant because I imagine how I was as a baby and how much I’ve grown since I was given the necklace.

Place(s): Dominican Republic, New York
Year: 2018


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