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[PREMIUM] Organizing Tips for the Dyslexic Academic

A request came through from one of our Premium subscribers. What strategies are helpful for the dyslexic academic or working professional who needs to organize and synthesize from large quantities of information? The first step is SIMPLIFY. Argument Mapping As Dyslexic PhD Dr. Emma Jeffries says in her video below, looking for the key points […]

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[PREMIUM] ACTING WITH SYMPATHY – Actress Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

In an other-worldly movie, The Shape of Water, Sally Hawkins plays an isolated and mute cleaning lady who develops an unusually empathetic relationship to an Amazonian Fish-Man. It’s definitely an Oscar-worthy performance and the film has already won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Sally, who has dyslexia, may have been a natural […]

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Dyslexia is My SUPERPOWER

Margaret Rooke has a new book that interviews over 100 young people 8-18 years old about their dyslexia. Not only is the book filled with many messages from the heart, it also shares practical tips that will help many feel like they’re not alone. You may recognize Margaret from her other book, Creative Successful […]

[PREMIUM] Michael Shainblum – World Photographer and Videographer

We recently had a chance to catch up with Michael Shainblum, an extraordinary videographer and photographer who found a wonderful outlet for his creativity and expression. Michael first discovered photography in a summer class he took in middle school. He rediscovered it again in the summer before high school when he got a digital camera […]

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[PREMIUM] Extreme Adventurers

What is it about winter and adventure for dyslexic men and women? Our cover shows freestyle extreme skier Angeli VanLaanen who learned she was dyslexic at the age of 10 and who went on to compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia – all after battling a severe case of Lyme disease that was […]

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Speaking of POSITIVE Dyslexia: A New Nobel Prize Winner

There’s no better reminder that awareness needs to include the positive side of dyslexia than a recent Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry sharing that he is dyslexic.

In Jacques’ tongue-in-cheek University of Lausanne resume, he begins by saying that he was conceived by optimistic parents. He began his career in experimental science by experimenting with […]

[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Sailing

Paul Elvstrom is often recognized by many in the racing world as the greatest sailor who ever lived. Severely dyslexic, Elvstrom struggled greatly in school, but found sailing intuitive. His success in winning four consecutive Olympic gold medals involved not only intuition, but also strategic thinking, serial innovation, and intense physical training. In the beginning, […]

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[PREMIUM] Joshua Wong: Teenager vs. Superpower

Netflix has just released Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, a documentary on inspiring teenager Joshua Wong who was at the center of the pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in 2014. 100,000 took the street to urge the government to withdraw from implementing a pro-communist education program. Fortune Magazine named him one of the world’s greatest leaders […]

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CATH KIDSTON, Dyslexic Fashion Designer and Businesswoman

Cath Kidston was eager to earn money at the age of 17, so she left school and had a series of jobs that ranged from dog walker, Laura Ashley model, and chocolate packer. Things changed dramatically for her when her father and mother died in quick succession due to cancer. She had to decide […]

Meet Jill of All Trades: KRISTA WELTNER

I had a great chance to catch up with uber-talented Krista Weltner yesterday. If you haven’t watched her recent Master’s work Partially Compensated, check it out now.

When we posted it to our Facebook feed, here are some of the comments:

“Ok, that made me cry. Wonderful piece.”

“I was watching myself in this and my […]

[PREMIUM] The Curious History of Mirror Writing

“As a researcher, working over two decades with hundreds of children and adults with dyslexia, I’m convinced that Leonard Da Vinci was dyslexic.” – Dr Maryann Wolf, author Proust and the Squid Mirror writing occurs commonly in dyslexic and non-dyslexic children between the ages of 3 and 7 years, however a subset of children will […]

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Zoe Saldana’s Busy Life

Actress-dancer Zoe Saldana is starring as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2, and forthcoming Avengers Infinity War (coming in 2018). She is also mom of 3 boys.

It’s no accident that Zoe has found her groove in so many science fiction movies:

“If I could have anything in life, I’d want tons of […]

A Chat with “BECOMING LEONARDO” Author Mike Lankford

I recently had a interesting chat with author of Becoming Leonardo, Mike Lankford. Lankford, who may be dyslexic himself. Mike became interested in the back story of Leonardo Da Vinci, a man who at one time was so backward he couldn’t properly learn Latin or Greek or hope to gain a conventional apprentice, […]

Meet Yvette Blaess

I recently had a chance to chat with Yvette Blaess, a lovely young woman who is a model and actress and recent finalist in the Miss World America Pageant. She has also been an advocate for dyslexia and ADD and her personal story is one of gutsiness, perserverance, and reslience.

Yvette told me that […]

[PREMIUM] Music and Dyslexia

For our last book, it was when we were getting ready to wrap up our interview with compact disk inventor James Russell, when the question “But when are you going to ask me about music?” came up. Music, we learned was a huge part of Jim Russell’s life (and still is) and interest in inventing […]

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Creator of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad grew up in poverty on a small farm in Sweden. His grandfather had killed himself after realizing he could no longer afford his mortgage. His grandmother was able to save the family farm.

Because Ingvar struggled in school because of his dyslexia and he shirked tasks like milking the cows, his father once […]