Bells are a way of punctuating time and creating space. They also bring attention to people in need, and situations happening in the physical and mental landscapes of our lives. The period of time that a bell is ringing brings a moment of reflection before action.
To ring the bells of my grandmother is a privilege and a way for me to honor and care for her. As a black woman, I am creating space for myself and bringing attention to people like me. A space for us to reflect on our pasts, present and future. And to bring awareness to the way our bodies fill the room and the value of all our different bodies in it.
I have recorded the rings of all the bells and put them online for people to ring in their own private time if they so desire.