My Home Flag

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This object holds a very important role in my household. My mom’s side of the family (the side I've been exposed to all my life) all have origins in Grenada. It’s where we come from, it's where the Young family started. We always keep one in our house to help us to not forget where we came from and to stay strong always. When I look at it, I always get to reminisce on the years spent back in my home country. When I View this flag I'm always vividly remind of the recent three years I spent in Grenada, in particular. Those three years were when a lot of emotional, mental and physical awakenings happened for me. Those awakenings are, coincidentally, now becoming important to me. When my mom views it she remembers her long term goals of making enough money so that she can eventually go back to Grenada to live.  Her endgame is to sit in her house and watch over the village and relax. My sister sees the flag more as a warning I presume. Yes, she loves the country too and goes back here and there but she wants to better herself and never be in the same economic standing as when she lived there. She wants to keep flourishing and it revert back to the poverty she had to face there. 

Place(s): Grenada

– Dwight Young

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