Category: Stigma

Everything you ever wanted to know about being dyslexic in 20 Peanuts cartoons

When I was young, I was a voracious reader of Peanuts comics. I loved the comic so much that I collected the books, wrote Peanuts creator Charles Schultz a fan letter and adopted a beagle. Hating school, feeling different, being bullied — Schultz laid it bare in his comic strip with humour and compassion. He […]

Great Canadian Dyslexic: Dr. Angus Reid

Name Angus Reid Birth Regina, Saskatchewan — December 17, 1947 Current home: Vancouver, BC Profession […]

What type of dyslexic are you? Candid, closet or confused?

A 2009 study found that the majority of adult dyslexics hide their dyslexia. Why? To […]

“For the love of reading”? Not for me.

    Readers are smarter, better, kinder, nicer and sexier? Right? Nope!! Sorry to disappoint, […]

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.

Why we need to name dyslexia: BBC interview with Professor Maggie Snowling

What is dyslexia and why do we need to “name it’? A BBC radio 4 with Professor Maggie Snowling.

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.

Top 18 in 2018: The year dyslexia pride was born

2018. It was a banner year for dyslexia awareness. The trend towards “neurodiversity”, “inclusion” and […]