[Text] To Remember – an ode to my grandmother

Grandmother and Dina-Perla

In this section, we interview people about the drastic loss of their loved one. It can be a sister or brother, a daughter, father, child, girlfriend and so on. Each loss is specific and cannot be compared with another. During the interview, people tell how they experienced their mourning period, but also how they remember their loved one. “I would like to pay tribute to my grandmother. She was one of the most important people in my life and she still is,” says Dina-Perla Portnaar when we talk to her about her grandmother. Her grandmother Raymonde, the mother of Dina-Perla’s mother, passed away two and a half years ago of old age and after a very eventful life. Dina-Perla adored her, even though they didn’t see each other often. We speak with Dina-Perla about the important exemplary role her grandmother fulfilled for her. “Like my grandmother, I follow my internal compass no matter what. I am nobody’s property, remain emancipated and ultimately just want to be human.”

Read more in the (Dutch) article via Remember me. Dina-Perla also talked about her grandmother in Libelle. She was a super grandma.

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