Relationship: Im/migrant

My mother, the strongest, bravest and most courageous woman I know, gave me one my most precious objects, call “lam” in my native language. She gave it to me the week before I came to America. A “lam” is a braided brass bracelet with two imperfect spheres at the end. I wear it everyday since the day I got it. In my country, Senegal, wearing this type of bracelet on the wrist of your right hand is a common thing. My folk sees it as a protection against bad evils and as a blessing object. The bracelet reminds me every day of my mother and where I come from when I look at it. I want to preserve it and give it to my first child one day to keep the tradition and connect them to their culture. 

Place(s): Senegal, West Africa
Year: 2017

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Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant