Performing Embodied Pedagogy: Listening to the Small Talk of My Injured Back

Lorna Louise Ramsay


I approach my new class of teachers-in-training with familiar embodied postures of discomfort and pain, anxiety and fear. I listen to my embodied poetic texts and reinterpret them through an injured body as inquiry into all my identities as musician, writer, photographer, educator, and yogi. I introduce myself to my new students by playing my flute, a vulnerable demonstration and invitation to negotiate corporeal histories through arts-based expression and transformative writing processes.


Poetic Inquiry, Embodiment, Multi-Literacy, Reflective Practices

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