Keychain of Albanian Flag

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object, a keychain of the Albanian Flag, is very special to me because it tells a story that reminds me of my family. In 1999, there was a war between Kosovo and Serbia that forced my mom and her family to move to America. My dad stayed because he did not yet have his Visa and he had to stay and help his family. My mom and her family moved into an apartment in Staten Island together and then they started working. My mom and dad later met through mutual friends and then my dad came to America. Whenever I look down at my keychain it reminds me of Kosovo and all my family that still live there. The keychain also reminds me of all the fun, happy and good moments that I shared with all my friends and family back home. Although the object might not mean anything to vast majority of people, this keychain/ flag means so much to my family.

Place(s): Kosovo, Albania, United States

– Andi Osmani

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant