Relationship: Im/migrant

The item you see here is Faravahar and an evil eye catcher. My mom gave this ornament to me when I moved out of my parents' house and moved into my own apartment. I have grown up with these two symbols all my life, and it makes me happy that I get to own one in my own house now. The Faravahar is a symbol of Iran, particularly Zoroastrianism, which is the first religion in Iran before the Arab's conquered and made everyone convert to Islam. My family and I are Zoroastrians, and there are only a few of us out there. 
The evil eye-catcher is something my family believes in much. My mom wanted to really make sure that no one will come to my house and leave lousy karma. A lot of people have this in different forms, but I have it in an ornament form, and I have hung it on the wall.  Every day I am reminded of my heritage and my origin. How my parents dropped everything, to move to the United States just so we could have a better life. We are living a comfortable life now, and my parents had to work really hard to get us where we are now. A lot of people just look at our house or our car and judge, without knowing the full story and all the tears and anxiety we had to go through to get here. 

Year: 2005

– Nasha Adorbehi

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant