In memory of my mother, who never allowed her voice to be heard, and whose birthday was this past Sunday – I’m reblogging so more people see this. Her work deserves to be seen and hopefully liked.
‘Ana La Habana’ Fashion
My mother came from Havana Cuba after a member of Castro’s staff told her to take her son and leave the country. This was 1959.
Ana Srebrenik was a single mother and shop owner. She ran a little lingerie store in the lobby of, what was then, the Havana Hilton. Castro and his team had their offices in the building, and every day (as I remember her telling me), she’d see he and his minions walk through the hotel after their day in the mountains.
She got to know his side men casually. One of them gave her the heads up about the revolution and how her capitalist ways were no longer going to cut it in post Revolution Cuba.
My mother immigrated to the US and settled in New York and built another business. This time it was a dress shop in White Plains. This…
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