Untethered and Shiny Things

I have been so absent in this space for so long as I have been busy writing my dissertation. So yes I have absolutely been writing – just not here.

I am finished that now and working on writing new things.

I have projects that I am planning to share… sometime soon… we’ll see…

And too – I have been contemplating this space and how what I have to say has shifted and moved and evolved. Sometimes I feel the urge to delete old posts as they certainly do not reflect where I am at this moment, but to do so would feel like an erasure of the steps (and missteps) that are a part of my journey.

I want to remember that my learning has been a process… and that I still have so much to learn.

I want to be open to that.

Untethered and Shiny things

I am excited about possibility
riffing on ideas
the wind can take me
though I’ll contentedly land
when my eye
my heart
are captured

A pebble
a worn glass jewel 
so perfect
stuffed into one of many, many pockets
alongside other bits and pieces
napkin notes
glistening ideas
that line my nest 
of preparation
for something new 


Leah Kelley, July 3, 2022

About Leah Kelley, Ed.D.

Leah Kelley, M.Ed, Ed.D., Writer, Consultant, Activist, Speaker, and Educator, working with Teacher Candidates at UBC. Authors blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding, Neurodiversity paradigm, Disability Justice, and connecting Disability Studies in Education(DSE)to Educational Practice. Twitter: @leah_kelley Facebook: 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley
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