Sewing Machine

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Sewing machine
Sewing machine

This sewing machine can represent my mom and her way of achieving success here in the Unites States. She came to the united states not knowing english but she did learn how to sew in her home country, Ecuador. Before she came to the United States she learned how to sew with the sewing machines in school. Once she finished her education on sewing, looking for a job on sewing was not easy to find and those particular jobs were only in the city, which was a major obstacle for her since she lived in the rural area and transportation was not easy. That is when she decided to come to the United States. Migrating to the United States was not easy for her and she had come to the United States with one of her friends from school. Once she migrated to the United States in the late 1980's she lived with my uncle in queens and looking for a job there was much easier in NYC. WithMTA  subway system she had found a job quickly a huge opportunity for her that she could not find in Ecuador. When she came to the United States she brought her special sewing machine that her mom brought her when she was young, although bringing the machine to the United States.  The sewing machine is a Singer, and she specialized in learning that type of sewing. The sewing machine that her mom gave to her still works to this day, but is not as efficient as the more modern ones that she now uses in her current job.

Place(s): Ecuador
Year: 1980

– Mike Jerez

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