Category: In first person

My brain on dyslexia

When I was little, I spent many happy hours inside my head. I was the […]

ADHD? Dyslexia? Anxiety? Hey, who don’t got hang ups?

“Loving yourself” has a become a bit of a meme, hasn’t it? Something you find in the self-help aisle of the book store. But this is different. This generation is empowered with knowledge in a way mine never was.

Book review: Looking for heroes–One boy, one year, 100 letters

Like many dyslexic teenagers, Aidan Colvin can clearly identify his weaknesses. Yet everyone keeps telling him to “find his strengths.” Annoying, right? Aidan rightly asks: “how do you do that?” Looking for an answer to that question, he wrote letters to 100 dyslexic heroes to find out how they achieved success. He didn’t expect anyone to write back. Lucky for us–many of them did, and he shared them with the world in the book “Looking for heroes.”

Paul Dewar: Great Canadian Dyslexic

As a child, Paul Dewar sometimes felt like an outsider, but his experience with dyslexia ultimately helped him to become an effective advocate for others. And for a decade, he served as as one of Canada’s most respected MPs. He is now working to empower youth.

No Rolling Stone, we can’t just “chill out”

Help me, can’t somebody help me? asks Canadian singer-song writer Sean Mendes in his gorgeous, […]

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My dyslexia portrait: reading anxiety, fear and fatigue

Sounds funny for a writer, but it’s been impossible for me to find the right […]

Building a better future: #infirstperson interview with Brandon Ayash

This is Brandon Ayash’s story. Now 35 years old, he’s looking to change his narrative. He’s a bright, creative, articulate and hard working person who wants to build a better career for himself. Along the way, he hopes to make the world a better place for children.

Announcing: The Great Canadian Dyslexia Project

We have The Great Canadian Baking Show. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The Great Canadian […]

Video: What’s it like to be dyslexic?

What’s it like to be dyslexic? That’s a very good question, and you know what? […]

Mistakes, misunderstandings and misdemeanors

That moment when you realize you’ve missed something. Misread something. Or misunderstood something that someone […]