“I failed cookery in school because I was dyslexic,
still am. Severely dyslexic. I’ve never read a book
in my life.”
James Martin is one of the world’s most successful TV chefs even though he was given failing grades at cooking school for not being able to write down all the details of his recipes. […]
If you haven’t heard John Corcoran’s story, it’s a great one. He became a teacher, never knowing how to read, getting by through good social skills, athletic ability, and cheating with the help of friends. He even taught for 17 years (showing more films and visuals than many other teachers), but left this career […]
Recently, I had a chance to catch up with Angus Wingfield, an African Expedition leader who works both with scientists and non-profit community groups to rescue and save animals in the wild.
Angus’ early experiences in school were like many profiled in this magazine, but fortunately he lived in the countryside and his mother let […]
“I struggled so much at school with dyslexia, and I really found it so difficult in so many ways. When I found music, it just became an anchor that got me through the hardest school years…I couldn’t read music, and all my music teachers gave up on me one by one because I couldn’t […]
Melanie Brown, or Mel B was a member of the best-selling female group of all time, the Spice Girls. As part of the group, Mel B sold over 85 million records. She’s a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and TV personality and she’s had several hit singles, films, and TV appearances (Dancing with Stars, America’s […]
Jace Norman is an entrepreneur and star of Nickolodeon’s Henry Danger who has added his name to the list of celebrities who embrace their dyslexic advantage and are taking their message to the world. Jace recently won the Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male TV Star of 2018 (he also won in 2017).
Jace began […]
“I’M GOING TO tell you a secret. It’s something almost no one in my professional life knows. I’m dyslexic.”
Lisa Wood Shapiro is a prolific writer and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who recently opened her latest article in Wired with her dyslexia ‘confession’!
“Given that knowledge, my chosen career—writer—might seem odd. But while I was cursed with […]