Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland is here again. In the past 5 years or so, Ellie’s blue ribbons have gone from strength to strength. Therefore some of us might be beginning to take Dyslexia Awareness Week for granted and finding it all a bit too much work.
However, I remember the bad old days when I would tell a teacher (or employer) that I was dyslexic and get a blank look in response. And they weren’t even the worst of the dark ages, at least I knew I was dyslexic and not just thick or slow.
I have written the poem below to try to encourage myself and others to continue to raise awareness.
In “The Prince of Egypt” there is a lovely song called “When You Believe”, I find the following lyrics extremely inspirational:-
“we know there’s much to fear
We were moving mountains
Long before we knew we could”
I suggest that we look back from the shoulders on which we stand at the mountains that have moved. And continue to use Dyslexia Awareness Week to make mountains move still further. REMEMBER mountains move slowly: they are extremely big and heavy after all!!!
My Wider World
Wear Ellie’s Blue Ribbons
Don’t hide away!
Allow everyone to see
Win the fight!
No longer hiding
Disabling society, is learning
Action against fear
We are shining a light
Together we teach
Together we learn how
Difference is great!
Always embrace diversity
Weakness is not found in difference
Talent is unique
Genius does not follow
Dyslexia Scotland Member and Volunteer
*Blue ribbon word cloud created using Shapego
2 thoughts on “Dyslexia Awareness: Moving Mountains”
I completely agree with what you have written. I hope this post could reach more people as this was truly an interesting post.
I like the acrostic 3-line verses beginning with D A W for Dyslexia Awareness Week.