Category: In first person

Monday motivation for dyslexics and those who love us

Need a shot of positivity with your Monday coffee? Keep reading! For dyslexics and our […]

The dyslexic journey: Not all those who wander are lost

I love this quote because it describes exactly how I feel about being dyslexic. My […]

Sunday book review: Dyslexia is my superpower (most of the time)

My own daughter taught me: dyslexic children are very good at telling you what they need to learn. Margaret Rooke’s book “Dyslexia is my superpower (most of the time)” gives these kids a voice. We need to listen.

When I tell you I’m dyslexic as illustrated in owl photos

In the time it takes to say “I’m dyslexic,” I go from being a “normal” person” to being a “disabled,” “special” and occasionally even “cool” person in your eyes. Your reaction and how it makes me feel.

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 […]