Dates2021 - Ongoing
“Cara Ada” - Dear Ada - began as a way of dealing with mourning when forced to be apart, but it turned into a deeper reflection on the sense of home and community when being an immigrant.
In 2020, I was stuck in New York, due to the Pandemic.
That November I lost my grandmother, Ada, due to Covid-19.
"Cara Ada" helped me to fill the void left by her loss, by looking for Italians of her generation who landed in the USA as I did two generations afterward.
By preserving their memories, I am preserving the one of my grandmother.