“I AM HIS
My great-grandfather was born in Jamaica in the first generation after slavery was abolished there. He traveled across to Cuba as a young man to work in the sugarcane fields so he could save money for two things: a plot of land and a ring. He hadn’t even met my great-grandmother yet; this was all in preparation for what was yet to come, for his children yet to come. That’s what this ring represents to me; it holds the future, it holds possibility. Because that’s what it held for him. To know that I am his wildest dreams fills me with pride.