Telling our own story/ies

“We deserve a chance…not to be defined by what we struggle with and what we are not, but to be seen as whole people with a mix of strengths and weaknesses. We deserve a chance to add to the narrative on dyslexia that historically had been dominated by (albeit well meaning) non-dyslexics.”

Sarah Fearn, editor’s preface, everything is spherical (2014)

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I sense a change is coming. Our voices are getting louder. Whether it’s on social media or through storytelling or advocacy work, people with dyslexia want/need to tell their own stories.

This is no small thing.

This is an act of bravery, even defiance, in a world that presumes to tell us who we are and how we feel; that we are broken, where we are broken, and how we can (or can’t) be “fixed.” This comes from the strangest places. Not just from the trolls, but even the people who aim to help. So many labels, but very little real understanding.

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Book review: On reading My Dyslexia, or five reasons I love this book

“This much is clear: The mind of the dyslexic is different from the minds of other people. Learning that my problem with processing language wasn’t stupidity seemed to take most of my life.” ~Philip Schultz, My Dyslexia

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My Dyslexia (2011) by Philip Schultz is on the top of my reading list for 2017. I’ve already read it a few times, underlining the good bits and reading it out loud to whoever will listen. And I will read it again, and again, and again.

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Book Review: Jane Blonde Not Bond

Hello I’m a tween and this is one of my favourite books, and no NOT James Bond [but he’s her uncle]. The first book was  made by jill marshall in 2006. jane blonde is a book about a girl who lived an ordinary life doing ordinary and boring stuff until… the horror G-MAMMA a grotesque women who seems to be insane!  She tells her that her mother is a hostage of Copernicus hench men [Copernicus is an evil guy with a  sun mask hmm]  and she is a spylet, obviously she does not believe her and walks home. When she gets there her mother’s not home. In summary, in the rest of the series *inhales*, she finds her mom, find her dad, she fights Copernicus and morphs him into a human/squid, save the world more then once and changes the history of the earth DONE *huff puff*.

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Age: 4 and up

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