Chances are, you know someone who has dyslexia, and they likely speak about it as a drawback. In the trail of the work of today's guest, the script is being rewritten on this long misunderstood way of thinking to showcase what it dyslexia really is: a form of brilliance.
One in five people are dyslexic. Since 2005, Kate Griggs, who is dyslexic herself, has been leading the charge to disrupt the world’s thinking about dyslexia. She was shocked by the way her son’s dyslexia was ignored at school, and her high-profile campaign for change culminated in the UK government’s Dyslexia Review. In 2017, she founded the global charity Made By Dyslexia to help the world understand, value and support dyslexia. Her first children’s book Xtraordinary People was published in 2020 and her latest book for adults, This is Dyslexia, is out now. With the support of celebs like Richard Branson, Keira Knightley & HRH Princess Beatrice, her work has been nothing short of revelatory and a source of hope for so many.
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Connect with Kate Griggs on Twitter @kate_griggs, Instagram @dyslexicthinking, and her website, madebydyslexia.org
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