A family recipe, a childhood memory, a Depression-era handout
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Tanya Rey is a Cuban American writer from Miami, Florida. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Granta, and Catapult. She lives in Oakland, California.
You can hardly remember now how you would pull out the ribbons she weaved through your hair, launching them into the wind as you pedaled faster on your bike. You have left that girl behind. You believe in the power of ribbons and roses now. You are a woman.