Entries by Jesper Sehested

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 “oh..so 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 […]

Dyslexia – a hidden disability

For several years now, I have been meaning to put pen to paper, or I suppose finger to keyboard (I’ll expand on this later) to write about my experiences and life as a severe sufferer of dyslexia in the hope that it will give others an understanding of what sufferers go through every day. Why […]