Thought for the Day.
This picture of an extremely talented man, and the condensed version of his inspired acceptance speech have gone viral. Thankyou, The Bully Project, for framing this heartrending speech. Thankyou for the work that you are doing. I was thirteen years of age, when I tried to die. I felt different, and had the sinking feeling... Continue Reading →
I asked on a home schooling dyslexic forum what they wanted educators to know about their children's struggles. The response was overwhelming. One parent talked of the lack of understanding that a dyslexic's brain is wired differently and that it's a good thing! It gives them great advantages to be able to think outside the... Continue Reading →
The mother would never forget the moment she realized our education system had few resources for dyslexic kids. She was talking to the teacher, her daughter outside, swinging her little legs to and fro. "Did I do okay Mummy? Are you proud of me?" Her mother smiled and replied that she was very proud of... Continue Reading →
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl. She created stories in her head, and regaled the class with her imagery and passion when relaying the tales. She found writing frustrating, and often wrote words backwards. She couldn't spell. She fumbled along, until a private high school deemed her intolerably stupid; irretrievably incapable. She... Continue Reading →
I am honoured to be featured in Anastasia Amour's Blogger Spotlight for February. If you haven't checked out her blog as yet, you are missing something special. This young woman is highlighting what it means to have self-esteem, and encourages her readers to stop listening to the negative voices in their heads. She has become a... Continue Reading →
I am honoured to have been nominated for this award by the glorious Mary-Anne. I am asked to list 7 random facts about myself. 1. I never try clothes or shoes on at store's, as its far too boring. I prefer to guesstimate and bring them home (usually at my peril). 2. I am obsessed... Continue Reading →
Can you believe that we are in February? January leans in, digging its elbow into the tender parts of our psyche. People struggle with big issues. Finances are depleted after Christmas, relationships are in turmoil, people you love are in pain. At the same time, you are attempting to plot the year ahead, and work... Continue Reading →