Super Dad

Relationship: Im/migrant

My dad is one of the most important beings in my life. When I refer to my dad, I define him as Super Dad  because he worked all his life so that I could have the education that he could not get. In 2008, when I had to separate from him, I felt a knot in my throat. He just told me, "Daughter, it is for your future and a better tomorrow." What I never imagined was that it was going to be ten long years without being able to give him a hug, see him in person, give him a gift on Father’s Day, a kiss.
There are many moments that I could not be there at his side, as on his birthday, because I was here. His struggle has not been in vain. I am a working woman, a student, a fighter, someone who does not give up despite the obstacles that life puts in the middle .

Place(s): The Dominican Republic, New York
Year: 2008

– RG

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant