La Esclava

In Attire
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

 My object is a La esclava/ gold bracelet. The gold bracelet that both of my parents gave me was when I was a little girl around the age of 2. In the reason why my parents give me la esclava, it was because of my christening. La esclava brings a lot of memories when I was a young child. Every time I see an esclava I start to think about both my parents. And every time that I see an esclava on a baby I remember about my parent’s country every story that they told me and every story of their childhood in México. Also, it makes me happy knowing that having an esclava doesn’t die in a generation that we are living in. Also, it's rare to see children with one of those bracelets nowadays.

Place(s): Mexico, MN

– Emily Ramirez

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant