Rings on Her Fingers and Bells on Her Toes— Our Love Affair with Jewelry

Alecia Kennedy
6 min readNov 17, 2023

The stories we tell ourselves with pieces of metal and stone

Photo by Qazi Ikram haq: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-wearing-red-and-gold-dress-holding-up-hands-1199605/

When I was eleven years old, my great-aunt died. Hoo Hoo was my grandmother’s sister and lived with my grandparents. Losing her was my second devastating loss in a short period of time. In January of that same year, my maternal grandmother died from cancer. Unlike Mamaw’s death…