I’m always ridiculously excited when I come across a campaign to raise awareness of the positive side of dyslexia. As I was spelunking through my Facebook feed, I came across the following video:
I’m a huge fan of The Dyslexic Advantage. It’s a fantastic community and the book turned my life around. If you’d like to check more out about the project, you can do so by clicking this link.
I plan on submitting a short video when I get the chance.
This type of representation is so incredibly important, especially to the younger generations. While it’s fantastic to have role models who have won Nobel Prizes, big name literary awards or worldwide fame, we need to also have people who have thrived in less well known professions to speak up, as well.
Because dyslexia doesn’t discriminate along the lines of race, gender, sexual identity, nationality or anything else, the more people who can find, and voice, the positive side of this wiring, the better.
There will always be someone out there who needs to see the strengths dyslexia has to offer, in order to identify similar strengths within themselves.
Speaking of which, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite images and quotes regarding the determination dyslexia taught an immensely successful architect.