Dyslexia Is Our Superpower Podcast

Dyslexia Is Our Superpower Podcast

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I, like many dyslexics, (sadly) grew up thinking I was stupid. I don’t want anyone else thinking they are dumb, less valued than those around them, or not good enough because their brain isn’t “normal.” That’s why I created the Dyslexia Is Our Superpower Podcast. Episode by episode a community of badass dyslexics has formed to show the world that dyslexia truly is a superpower. So whether you are a family member or educator of an awesome dyslexic or whether you have dyslexic superpowers yourself I welcome you to the tribe. The podcast has two components: One component is conversations with dyslexics from all walks of life as we focus on the positive aspects of dyslexia and prove one chat at a time that there are many ways to succeed as a person with dyslexia. The other component is what we call Kweshtens & Kapes. This is Q&A dyslexia style! Have a question for Gibby? Anything dyslexia goes! Send it to [email protected]


Special Edition- Treasuring Your Dyslexia Superpower Part 1: How The Dyslexic Brain Came To Be
Oct 15 • 26 min
Follow Ainsley as she meets Super D and learns about the first dyslexic brain. Be sure to download the Marvelous Moments chart. Click here to do that.
90: NASA employed environmental protection specialist Gabrielle Feldman on following your passion, not giving up, and believing in yourself.
Sep 17 • 37 min
“You know what you know and if you know something to be true you can’t let other people dissuade you because they don’t understand how your brain thinks. You just have to show them.” -Gabrielle Feldman
89: Ambassador for Happiness Maura Sweeney talks about her personal journey discovering what she was meant to do as well as giving us insights on how to live a life of happiness.
Aug 16 • 42 min
“There will never be a better you than you. You cannot try to be like anyone else because you will always be coming up less than. There’s always only been one real Elvis, one real Madonna, one real Michael Jackson—give me anybody else. But there’s…
88: Digital communications manager Jodie Adam shares the story of getting fired multiple times for being secretly dyslexic and why he now feels strongly about calling himself the Dyslexic Writer and owning his dyslexia.
Aug 4 • 33 min
“Never be ashamed of what it is. The only reason dyslexia will ever be a problem in your life is if you don’t tell people about it. Tell them about it as soon as you think you are, as soon as you are diagnosed tell people and start to wear it as your…
87: Empowerment coach Artisha Boulding tells us about the event that inspired her to change her life’s work and the role her dyslexia played.
Jul 28 • 46 min
” Visit Artisha online here. Information on how to buy her book is there as well.
86: Serial entrepreneur William Manzanares chats about why he believes dyslexia is a superpower, how it has helped him in business, and why it was so important to him to write a book about it.
Jul 14 • 43 min
“You are a badass person if you are dyslexic.” “I see dyslexia as an answer after a lifelong quest to find what was ‘wrong’ with me, but now I see what was right with me.” -Will Manzanares To find Will online click here. His book is…
85: Kellie Henkel tells both her own dyslexic story as well as how she’s helping her four dyslexic kids succeed.
Jun 25 • 44 min
“When my son was getting two hours of pull-out we moved to a small little town and when we first moved here he had tons of friends. But then a month or two later nobody was coming around anymore—he didn’t have any friends. It’s because kids viewed…
84: From water polo to entrepreneurship Laurence Tummings shares his dyslexic story.
Jun 11 • 29 min
83: Tushar Gupta and Mudita Sisodia chat about Augmenta11y, the app they created that helps people with dyslexia read.
May 26 • 27 min
The app uses a smartphone’s camera to turn text into a dyslexia friendly format, which is customizable based on each person’s needs.
82: Intelligence manager Ben Martynec talks about how he grew up embracing his difference which led him to write about dyslexia for his college application essay.
May 13 • 52 min
“(My) college essay was about a gift of difference. I looked at it as because I’m different I do things differently. And when it comes to thinking about problems or talking with people about options and what’s possible I had a much more vast…
81: Massage Therapist Shyla Maung shares how her dyslexic brain thrived in a hands-on environment and how she used her experiences to teach others.
May 2 • 37 min
“Dyslexia is an experience, not an excuse.” -Shyla Maung This episode is sponsored by our friends at Simple Words Books. Find the books on Amazon and check them out their website here.
80: Author and journalist Lisa Wood Shapiro tells the story of professionally revealing her dyslexia and how technology enabled her to hide it for so long.
Apr 25 • 64 min
“If you have dyslexia it’s like you’ve been chosen to go to Hogwarts. You’ve been chosen to understand deep work at the age of 5,6,7,8,9,10 years old. Things aren’t going to come easy to you. What a great lesson.” -Lisa Wood Shapiro Lisa can be…
79: Astrologer Heather Roan Robbins shares insights about her work and explains the advantages dyslexia gives her.
Apr 17 • 39 min
“You have a special way of seeing the world that other people don’t have and that the world needs. Go look for your special way of seeing it.” -Heather Roan Robbins Check out Heather’s website here.
78: I chat with author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin who talks about the important role art played in his childhood and how that unfolded into a career.
Apr 9 • 35 min
“I couldn’t wait for school to finish to start my life. That’s how I felt.” “Knowing that school ends and there is a whole world out there is a bit of a life line. It’s quite easy to feel really frustrated with the school system as it’s a system…
77: Musician and music teacher Paul Sawyer tells us how discovering his love for music made school easier and how he now uses his dyslexia to help struggling students.
Apr 3 • 26 min
“It might take you twice as long to do something but that dedication over time will make you a stronger person.” “When a wall gets put up in front of me, I just keep pushing on it until it falls over.” -Paul Sawyer
76: School adjustment counselor Elizabeth McCormick sheds light on how having dyslexia helps her excel professionally.
Mar 22 • 40 min
“My advice for parents (of dyslexic children) is to learn how your kid think.” -Elizabeth McCormick
75: Pre-med student Myles Moye tells how he made it successfully through grade school and what inspired him to go from Ds to As.
Mar 7 • 36 min
“There’s nothing to be ashamed of (being dyslexic). It’s by no means degrading. It just means you may need a little bit of extra help and there’s nothing wrong with that.” -Myles Moye *Anatomy Correction: When Myles said dendrites he meant…
74: Dyslexia specialist Alice Frendo tells us about the free resources she’s created for dyslexic kids as well as her personal dyslexic story.
Feb 27 • 36 min
“Even though sometimes we don’t get something which is so easy for other people there are also times when we do get things which are really hard for other people. Hold onto those times. I think we’ve really loaded the education system against children…
73: 11 year old Shane Herman talks about his business Let’s Get Booking and how his inspiration for it was through gaining confidence by reading to his dog.
Feb 19 • 25 min
“Dyslexia is a gift to have.” -Shane Herman Check out Let’s Get Booking here.
72: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz tells us what it was like discovering he had dyslexia as an adult and how dyslexia has shaped his career.
Feb 6 • 31 min
“It’s very important that every individual sees in some way he or she is special.” -Phillip Schultz Check out the Writer’s Studio here.
71: Encourager Lori Pachera shares her story as well as insights she gathered along the way that now aid her in teaching the next generation.
Jan 29 • 42 min
“Failing is a part of learning. Failing is a part of success.” -Lori Pachera Check out Caleb’s Clubhouse here.
70: Veteran soldier John Gordon shares how despite reading and writing challenges he was able to achieve his dream of being in the army.
Jan 22 • 33 min
He then tells us a bit about his adventures and why it was so important for him to write a book about it. “Anyone at school now that is suffering with dyslexia you can get past it. Don’t let them bring you down. Some of the people who tried to…
69: 16 year old Siena Castellon shares her highs and lows as a neurodiverse teenager.
Jan 15 • 29 min
“I always found that after I got diagnosed with a learning difference it really helped for me to read up on it and really understand the difference.” -Siena Castellon Check out Siena’s website, Quantum Leap Mentoring here. Get more…
68: Author and educator Lois Letchford shares her son’s journey from “the worse child I’ve seen in 20 years of teaching” to the University of Oxford.
Jan 9 • 41 min
“The first thing you have to do is believe the (dyslexic) child is teachable.” -Lois Letchford Check out Lois’s website here. Her book is called Reversed.
Kweshtens & Kapes Episode 5: Why Dyslexia Is Our Superpower
Jan 1 • 9 min
Kweshten: Gibby elaborates on why she thinks dyslexics are superheros :-)
67: Educational consultant Enid Webb shares her personal story as well as knowledge and insights from years working in education.
Dec 27, 2018 • 31 min
“I believe that everyone has a beautiful hidden intelligence and we have to help them find it.” -Enid Webb Check out Enid’s website here.
Kweshtens & Kapes Episode 4: Why Dyslexia Is My Superpower
Dec 22, 2018 • 7 min
Kweshten: Sara asks Gibby why she believes dyslexia is her superpower. Listen to hear Gibby’s answer!
66: Actress Lauren McCrostie talks about creativity, performing, and the strengths her dyslexia offers and how she uses them in her acting.
Dec 19, 2018 • 31 min
“Dyslexia is not a problem. It’s just a different way of being. Everybody is different.” -Lauren McCrostie
65: Author Jason Cook shares how getting diagnosed with dyslexia while in prison helped him turn his life around.
Dec 11, 2018 • 36 min
“If I had gotten help before hand I probably wouldn’t have ended up in prison, because I would have understand what I had (dyslexia).” -Jason Cook Check out Jason’s website here.
Kweshtens & Kapes Episode 3: Embracing Accommodations
Dec 3, 2018 • 10 min
Kweshten: Ashley in Florida asks: My son is reluctant to use his accommodations. What can I do about this? Listen to hear Gibby’s answer!
Kweshtens & Kapes Episode 2: Parent guilt for not getting my child diagnosed sooner
Dec 3, 2018 • 5 min
Kweshten: Shelly in Texas asks: I have a lot of mom guilt for not getting my child diagnosed sooner. Is there anything I can do to make up for it? Listen to hear Gibby’s answer!
Kweshtens & Kapes Episode 1: Talking to your child about their dyslexia
Dec 3, 2018 • 8 min
Kweshten: Laura in Ireland asks: How do I talk about dyslexia to my child? Listen to hear Gibby’s answer!
64: Ashley Roberts, parent advocate and mother of a dyslexic son shares her family’s journey and the insights she’s gained along the way.
Nov 20, 2018 • 45 min
“As a parent, trust your gut and know when something in your heart of hearts doesn’t feel right.” -Ashley Roberts Visit Ashley’s blog here.
63: Sliding Doors Founder Krista Gauthier shares her insights as a parent of a dyslexic as well as how her family’s personal experience led her to creating the non-profit aimed to help dyslexic kids excel.
Nov 14, 2018 • 20 min
“Reading as a measure of intelligence is a cultural phenomena. So this idea that there is something wrong with your child because they can’t read is culturally dictated and nothing to do with their intelligence. So let go of that as a measure and…
62: Cartoonist Rossie Stone shares how comics changed his life both personally and professionally and how he’s using them to help children learn without them even realizing it.
Nov 6, 2018 • 40 min
Click here to check out Dekko Comics.
61: Graduate student Rachael Best talks about the strategies and methods she’s created in order to succeed in school with dyslexia.
Oct 30, 2018 • 28 min
“I think it really helps not being too serious about things. Being able to, in the moment especially while teaching if I forget a word or something happens just laugh it off. Like when you are talking and you’re holding a white board marker and it…
60: Journalist and dyslexic advocate, Cheri Rae chats about her adventures raising a dyslexic son and how that led her to writing a guide book for parents with dyslexic children.
Oct 27, 2018 • 22 min
“Reading doesn’t equal being smart. We need to uncouple those two things.” -Cheri Rae Cheri’s book is called DyslexiaLand, A field guide for parents of children with Dyslexia. Click here to go to her website.
59: Author and actor Chris Hill shares challenges from his childhood as well as discusses his new book about a kangaroo with dyslexia.
Oct 20, 2018 • 39 min
“Sheer willpower can overcome anything.” -Chris Hill Chris’ book is called Ralphy and the Rang-E-Koos.
58: Rebecca Warner, co-founder of Decoding Dyslexia Virginia and creator of the pqbd Dyslexia Awareness Symbol shares the story behind its creation and the work the grassroots organization is doing.
Oct 9, 2018 • 26 min
The cycles a dyslexia parent goes through: “At first you are in the crying in your pillow phrase saying ‘what the heck’? and then I call it the epiphany which is stage two where you are like ‘wow Dyslexia’. And then the third bit is coffee where…
57: I chat with Dannielle Small, mother of Katie Small (from episode 53) who gives us a mother’s perspective on raising a child with dyslexia.
Oct 4, 2018 • 35 min
“I feel fortunate having a dyslexic child. It’s taught me patience. It’s taught me perseverance. It’s taught our daughter resilience and strategies on life. I see dyslexia now as a gift.” -Dannielle Small
56: Yvette Blaess shares her thoughts on dyslexia as well as explains what she’s doing to spread public awareness about what dyslexia is actually like.
Sep 29, 2018 • 39 min
“Dyslexia is not a stop sign. It’s a road block. You can do it—-it may just take a bit longer.” -Yvette Blaess *And yes the beginning is meant to be that way! I decided not to edit out the mistakes I made. Here’s why: I make dyslexic mistakes…
55: Professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil shares how dyslexia has contributed to his success on and off the field.
Sep 21, 2018 • 24 min
“Communicate. I encourage you to share how you’re are feeling, talk about the challenges, and ask for help. We live in a world where asking for help is considered a weakness because it infers we don’t have the answer. But it is also the fastest way to…
54: Author Jeanne Betancourt shares her experiences as a dyslexic writer and why it was so important to her to include dyslexics in her books.
Sep 12, 2018 • 30 min
“Don’t judge a person by their reading.” -Jeanne Betancourt Check out Jeanne’s author website here. Check out Jeanne’s artist website here.
53: Double degree graduating student Katie Small tells her dyslexic story, aiming to help others by showing what dyslexia really is and what it actually looks like.
Sep 4, 2018 • 41 min
“There are so many awesome things that come with being dyslexic.” -Katie Small
52: From special education student to special education teacher, Tomas Black tells his story.
Aug 28, 2018 • 42 min
“You are an amazing person. Don’t ever let your dyslexia ever ever make you feel like you can’t do something you want to do.” -Tomas Black
51: Trevor Smith shares how being a laughter leader plays to his dyslexic strengths.
Aug 21, 2018 • 29 min
“As a person with dyslexia you have a lot of strengths and a lot to offer. Really focus on that, not so much on your challenges.” -Trevor Smith Check out Trevor’s website here. Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia…
50: Gibby jumps to the other side of the microphone and tells her dyslexic story.
Aug 15, 2018 • 43 min
In celebration of the 50th episode Gibby chats with her fiancee sharing what her childhood was like and how her perspective of dyslexia has totally changed.
49: Retired physical therapist Sharon Taylor talks about what helped her get through the challenges dyslexia presented and how she found her way in the medical field.
Aug 9, 2018 • 37 min
“If it wasn’t for being outside and swimming, riding, and dancing then it would have been tough for me. That was my way to express myself. Find whatever it is that makes you happy and do it.” -Sharon Taylor
48: Horse trainer and equine behaviorist Marcus Rhatigan shares his horse filled journey and why he believes his dyslexia saved his life.
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
“I wear dyslexia as a badge of honor.” “When we label somebody in our society it’s a stigma for weakness. Dyslexia is not a weakness, it’s just a different way of learning. The weakness is the system that hasn’t been brought forward to teach…
47: Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure tells her story and the role her dyslexia played.
Jul 24, 2018 • 32 min
“As a dyslexic, understand your skills may not be like your neighbor. They actually may be better.” -Nancy Brinker Check out the Susan G Komen for the Cure website here.
46: Performance and behavior specialist Dr. John Demartini shares his expertise and insights for dyslexics, as well as advice for how to live an extraordinary life.
Jul 19, 2018 • 29 min
“What people say you can’t do may be the very thing you are destined to do. I’m very grateful for my challenges because they were the gifts that I needed to be where I am today.” “How does whatever happened now serve you? How is it on the way…
45: Entrepreneur Kendi Oketch shares her story of discovering in her late thirties she’s dyslexic and tells us what she’s doing to improve the perception of dyslexia in Kenya.
Jul 10, 2018 • 31 min
“I discovered my self-esteem when as an adult I discovered I’m dyslexic.” -Kendi Oketch Kendi’s dyslexia Facebook page is called Talk Dyslexia.
44: Podcaster Drew Ackerman explains how his dyslexia led to the creation of his highly successful podcast, Sleep With Me.
Jul 3, 2018 • 24 min
“Small effort has really changed my life, of just saying let’s just do this everyday for like 15 minutes. If we do it for even 5 minutes every day it’s on a miracle level the results you can have.” -Drew Ackerman Check out the Sleep With…
43: Professor of curriculum and instruction, Dr. Jim Gentry tells us his personal story and how his helpful teachers were his inspiration to go into teaching.
Jun 28, 2018 • 48 min
“Dyslexics, you are smart. You can do things. You have a purpose and you belong.” -Dr. Jim Gentry Jim’s article can be found here.
42: Director of Football Operations at USC & and a 2018 World Marathon Challenge Finisher, Jared Blank talks about how the race helped him realize that dyslexia really is a superpower.
Jun 19, 2018 • 25 min
“I’ve been there, I’ve felt stupid and dumb for a very long time and it’s just not the case.” Dyslexia does not affect intelligence.” -Jared Blank To check out Jared’s website click here.
41: Marcus Soutra is the president of Eye to Eye, the national mentoring organization for and by people with learning differences. He tells us his personal story as well as the great work the nonprofit is doing.
Jun 12, 2018 • 32 min
“Parents and teachers point out the strengths that these LD students have because they are so obsessed with their weaknesses and so focused on it that when they are good at something they don’t necessarily recognize it.” -Marcus Soutra Check out Eye…
40: Music composer and producer Darryl Duncan shares his journey and how dyslexia gave him a musical advantage.
Jun 5, 2018 • 37 min
“There’s nothing you can’t accomplish with dyslexia.” -Darryl Duncan
39: Mede Dunn offers insights from her experience home schooling her dyslexic son which include her technology suggestions.
May 29, 2018 • 36 min
“As a parent (of a dyslexic child) you shouldn’t feel alone. There are lots of support out there now.” -Mede Dunn Resources Mede talked about: Here is the simulation classroom of Dr. Richard Lavoie “How Difficult Can This Be”. …
38: Cliff Weitzman shares his ongoing journey creating the text to speech app Speechify and explains the role his dyslexia plays.
May 22, 2018 • 33 min
“The fact that you are dyslexic and you read slowly does not mean that you are blocked from getting the incredible advice that you get from books.” -Cliff Weitzman To check out Speechify click here.
37: Stanford University freshman Bryan Perla discusses his invention Little Elf and how his dyslexia helped him create it.
May 15, 2018 • 34 min
“I think finding those different ways to look at things and different ways to view things is really important because that’s what accommodations are. It’s just the audio version of the text. It’s the same text, it’s just a different application of the…
36: Biologist Ben Kilham talks about his rehabilitation work and research with black bears and how he got his PHD at age 63.
May 8, 2018 • 45 min
“You have goals and passions. Don’t let those get crushed by school.” Dr. Ben Kilham For more information about Ben and the Kilham Bear Center click here.
35: Investor and property developer Neville Wright explains how hard work and determination led him to massive financial success despite his reading difficulties.
May 1, 2018 • 49 min
“Forget about can’t and concentrate on can. Forget about whether the glass is half full or half empty. Be appreciative for the water.” -Neville Wright To check out Neville’s website click here.
34: Linda Gardam, the Dyslexic Geek opens up about her journey and how a group of librarians played a large role in her success.
Apr 24, 2018 • 41 min
“It’s a very special gift, dyslexia. Know you are fabulous. Know you are in a large group of very important people who all have special abilities.” -Linda Gardam
33: I chat with author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and she shares her expertise and advice for helping dyslexic kids.
Apr 17, 2018 • 28 min
“Don’t listen to anyone who says things like they just aren’t trying hard enough or they aren’t motivated. Trust me, if a kid could read they would. I’ve never met a kid who was excited that they couldn’t read while letting down their parents and…
32: Dean Bragonier founder and executive dyslexic of Notice Ability explains what he’s doing to unlock dyslexic potential and why it’s so important to him.
Apr 10, 2018 • 30 min
Here are the facts that Dean and Notice Ability are working to improve: Locked Potential: -32% of students with dyslexia/LD drop out of high school or do not receive a regular diploma -50% of youth in the juvenile justice system…
31: Comedian Liz Miele shares how stand-up comedy gave her the confidence to be and express herself—dyslexia and all.
Apr 3, 2018 • 36 min
“Dyslexics: You have an advantage. You are special. Your brain works differently”. -Liz Miele
30: Illustrator and animator Mads Johan Ogaard tells us how, after using art as a lifeline during his difficult school days, he employed those same skills in his adulthood to create a short film about dyslexia.
Mar 27, 2018 • 55 min
Along with his personal story, Mads shares the tale of his short film, I am Dyslexic and how he created it to support and empower fellow dyslexics. To see Mad’s short film, I Am Dyslexic click here.
29: A former entrepreneur and marketer turned author and podcaster, Christopher Lochhead talks about the magic of the dyslexic brain and the need to cultivate instead of diminish it.
Mar 20, 2018 • 41 min
“Love your brain. You’ve been given a gift. It’s easy for us to think it’s a curse because there are so many things that ‘normal brain’ people can do that we can’t, but there’s way more things we can do.” To check out Christopher’s podcast, Legends…
28: Krista Weltner describes how becoming a puppet artist and fabricator enabled her to find her people and a rewarding career that highlights her strengths.
Mar 13, 2018 • 28 min
As well as telling us about the events leading up to finding her current job Krista talks about the short film, Partially Compensated that she created to depict her childhood struggles in school. To see Krista’s short film, Partially…
27: Dr. Marilyn Bartlett shows us that despite reading at the 4th grade level as an adult, perseverance gave her large success in the academic world.
Mar 6, 2018 • 59 min
With raw emotion Dr. Bartlett reveals the ups and downs of her journey, showing us what is possible when you advocate for yourself and don’t take no for an answer. Note from Dr. Bartlett: Dyslexic Moment! I said the area code of my phone number wrong….
26: Parenting and neurodiversity coach John Hicks shares his story from both a professional standpoint and that of a parent of a dyslexic daughter.
Feb 27, 2018 • 36 min
John explains how at age 40 he discovered he had dyslexia through his daughter’s diagnosis. He saw his daughter’s dyslexia as a challenge and took it head on to help her succeed in school. He recounts this journey with us.
25: Golf professional Shane LeBaron shares how golf was his escape from the difficulties he was facing in school.
Feb 20, 2018 • 34 min
As Shane grew up golf evolved into a career in which he had to carve out his own path. However, with the challenges dyslexia brought it also gave him strengths and advantages which Shane uses to this day to teach people how to improve their golf.
24: Kaiya Stone talks about her experience getting diagnosed at 19 while at Oxford University and what followed.
Feb 13, 2018 • 33 min
Unable to find the support she was looking for led Kaiya to create the Everything is Going to be KO project which is a show aimed at supporting fellow dyslexics and creating a community for them.
23: I chat with siblings Alana, Jacob, & Reuben Blumenstein about the organization they started to help kids just like themselves, discover the magic of getting lost in a book.
Feb 7, 2018 • 22 min
Having each struggled with reading the Blumensteins know how challenging reading with dyslexia can be. They discovered the joys of reading and the benefits that come with it and so created Kids Read 2 Kids so that any kid, anywhere in the world…
22: Christian Boer explains how a school project led him to develop a font for dyslexics called Dyslexie.
Jan 30, 2018 • 27 min
Dyslexie is designed to make reading easier for dyslexics. Here is the story of how it came to be.
21: Jeff Pike explains how a computer program changed his life.
Jan 23, 2018 • 37 min
By finding something he was really good at Jeff was able to let his strengths lead the way into an amazing career in the field of aviation engineering without having the formal education his colleagues had.
20: Jarryn Avery discusses the elaborate plan he carried out in order to reach his dream of playing football in college.
Jan 16, 2018 • 34 min
Since he was placed in special education classes when he graduated high school Jarryn was missing some academic requirements so couldn’t choose one of the football scholarships he was being offered. As a result, with the help of his friend John and…
19: Dyslexia expert Susan Barton discusses the personal reason she was drawn to the dyslexic community and how she came to supporting dyslexics and their families.
Jan 8, 2018 • 34 min
As well as tell her story Susan shares some advice for both dyslexics and parents of a dyslexic child.
18: Peggy Stern shares her story of becoming a documentary film maker and how her dyslexia led her to create Dyslexiaville.
Jan 3, 2018 • 28 min
Peggy explains how invaluable the tools she was given as a child to focus on her strengths and not dwell on what she wasn’t good at were and how they enabled her to succeed both at Harvard and after graduation.
17: Ollie Forsyth tells us about his entrepreneurial journey and the large role his dyslexia plays in it.
Dec 27, 2017 • 30 min
Ollie’s accomplishments, especially impressive as he is just 19, show that there are many ways to become successful and that the traditional path is not the right fit for everyone.
16: Reg Henderson talks about how he focused on his strengths and interests so that they would define him rather than his inability to read and write.
Dec 20, 2017 • 33 min
Despite minimal support Reg got through grade school by building tree houses and a log cabin and working in the school’s machine shop. After graduating his outstanding hands on work spoke for itself enabling him to find success in a variety of…
15: Simon Rumney tells us how writing a book saved his life.
Dec 12, 2017 • 40 min
Simon explains what it was like to grow up without a dyslexia diagnosis and how one therapy session in his 40s opened the doors to writing.
14: Cigdem Knebel talks about her dyslexic son and the journey she went on to help him enjoy reading.
Nov 29, 2017 • 34 min
What started out as a problem turned into a project they worked on together which then led to published books written predominately with decodable words.
13: Allen Weinstein tells his dyslexic story while giving us nuggets of wisdom that he picked up along the way.
Nov 21, 2017 • 33 min
Despite numerous major setbacks Allen explains how he was able to stay positive and motivated and gives advice on how you can do the same.
12: Laura Cavalleri tells how she went from feeling she couldn’t have kids for fear of passing down dyslexia to being a dyslexic advoate.
Nov 14, 2017 • 34 min
Laura explains how her negative connotations with dyslexia have turned positive and how she now sees it as an asset.
11: I chat with mother daughter pair Ayelet & Leia Schwartz about what being dyslexic is like for both of them.
Nov 7, 2017 • 38 min
From everything from writing a book to legal battles with school Ayelet and Leia tell me from their own perspective their experiences with dyslexia.
10: After recently discovering she’s dyslexic, nutritionist JoAnna Hazard talks about coming out of the dyslexic closet at age 34.
Oct 31, 2017 • 34 min
JoAnna tells us about figuring out she has dyslexia and what that means for the struggles with math and numbers she’s dealt with her entire life.
9: Filmmaker Mark Ashmore talks about his personal experience as well as his project to inspire and help fellow dyslexics.
Oct 25, 2017 • 38 min
Mark talks about how his project, Dyslexia and the Creative Mindset which is a combined film and book product aimed at flipping dyslexia on its head and viewing it from a positive angle came to be and why he feels so strongly about offering it for…
8: I chat with dyslexic inclusion specialist Steve McCue about his experience working in schools helping fellow dyslexians.
Oct 17, 2017 • 60 min
Steve tells us his own dyslexic story as well as the adventures he went on standing up for dyslexics in an academic setting.
7: Darius Namdaran talks about the positives that have come from using mind maps in his life and why he’s so passionate about sharing the skill with teens.
Oct 13, 2017 • 38 min
From both the point of view of both a dyslexic and parent of dyslexic, Darius shares with us his story and his mission to teach one million youth how to mind map.
6: Husband and wife Don and Elizabeth Winn talk about what they have discovered about the role dyslexia plays in their relationship.
Oct 3, 2017 • 50 min
Full of honesty and advice Don and Elizabeth open up about the difficulties they faced in their marriage and how discovering more about Don’s dyslexia brought them closer.
5: Visual artist Jim tells us how he uses art to express himself, giving us a window into his dyslexia.
Sep 26, 2017 • 36 min
Jim is bringing awareness to the dyslexic community with his artwork, by using multiple mediums to portray aspects of dyslexia.
4: We hear from Dave Hembrough and how he uses his dyslexia to excel as a coach in the strength and fitness industry.
Sep 19, 2017 • 35 min
Dave who calls himself an undercover dyslexic in an academic world, tells us how he’s been able figure out how to work with his dyslexia instead of against it.
3: I talk with Danny Prosser about how he turned being bullied into the mantra he now lives by.
Sep 12, 2017 • 28 min
Danny explains how he went from being bullied growing up to being thankful for the advantage of having a unique perspective on situations that his dyslexia gives him.