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How I learned to read

I’m new to this page. So I thought I would share my story on how I found out I was dyslexic and the ways I over came it. I was 11 when my mother had concerns I was not doing well at school. She got me in to see a psychologist(? A doctor who specialises […]

Dyslexia taught me how to be a fighter

After I discovered this page one month ago, and after reading many of your stories. I decided today that I should post mine. Since primary school, I had trouble with reading, spelling and writing and also with my short term memory, having brain freez, forgetting words that I have to say suddenly while speaking. Telling […]

Never give up and never surrender!

To all the parents who are on the start of their dyslexia journey. Seeking answers. Finding the right path. Fighting for help. Struggling to take a breath. Heartbroken over their child’s suffering. Crying themselves to sleep. Navigating snake oil. Waking in terror of their child’s future. It certainly feels like I’ve been travelling the bumpy […]

The Dyslexic Imposter Complex

The Dyslexic Imposter Complex is a phrase I coined several years ago describing an internal dynamic which I see in myself and what many other persons with dyslexia report. This is the collision of two observations that we have made about ourselves. Observation number 1. Over our lifetime we have gathered much evidence about ourselves […]

A clean mental slate to start on

I don’t really mention my dyslexia for quite a few reasons, the main reason being that in general there is sill an “ you’re stupid” connotation attached to it, which quite frankly makes my blood boil. (I’ve even heard Dyslexia described (to my face) as an excuse for laziness. And because, in my my experience, the […]