"I'm Dyslexic and Proud!"


This week’s post is about owning and taking the shame out of dyslexia. I could write an entire story about how I came to terms with my dyslexia and stopped being shamed, but I think my students are actually better examples of this. One of my Barton graduates, Kailey, wrote an incredible poem that I want to share with the world. This young lady has overcome a lot in her life, and she so beautifully put those struggles and her emotional evolution into words. As Kailey would say, “I’m dyslexic and proud.”

Sparrow

By: Kailey Osborn

Fourth grade first diagnosed

Not ashamed and do not care

Fifth grade teasing and jokes

The touting past yet to be let go