kim was the first to make me a sister, and the first sister to make me an aunt.
NOTE: my eldest niece, alida, is the only non-sister to appear on any of the skirts. through alida (and the other nieces and nephews to follow) the thread of our memories will continue on – this is why i chose to include her. she is representative of the next generation of memory keepers. she will weave the fibers of our existence into the thread/twine yet to be woven.