I am Lekey Leidecker (she/her/མོ་), a Tibetan writer and consultant.
I currently serve as Poetry Editor at Yeshe. My poetry and essays have been published in Rigorous, ANMLY, Diaspora Baby Blues, The Pomelo, Genre: Urban Arts, Tricycle, and elsewhere.
My debut poetry collection, Learning Tibetan, is now available. You can read about my decision to postpone my book launch in my newsletter: tinyletter.com/LekeyL/letters/learning-tibetan-is-here
I have worked with individual clients as well as organizations including the Rubin Museum and Tibetan Arts and Literature Initiative on issues of writing, representation and cultural sensitivity.
For the first time, I feel able to ask new questions: How does being a Tibetan feel?
Like my drokpa ancestors, I move around a lot. I’m currently in: