Faces Of Dyslexia

Faces of Dyslexia is a project that showcases people in the community who have dyslexia. The project explores strengths and challenges that come with living with a learning difference. Funded partly through a grant from the City of Bloomington Arts Commission, this project was commissioned by Pinnacle School in 2013. 

Dan, age 31

 

Lindsey, age 15
 
At what age did you realize you had Dyslexia?
When I was 6 or 7.
 
What has been the greatest challenge you have overcome with having dyslexia?
Writing… reading and writing.
 
What do you consider to be the most positive aspects of having dyslexia?
Being different from everyone else and being able to go to Pinnacle to have extra help.
 
What advice would you like to give others who have dyslexia?
Don’t be ashamed of it. It’s a good thing.
 
What would you like to tell the public about dyslexia?
Don’t judge people who have it. We’re just like you, we just process information in a different way.
 
What is your highest level of education?
I’m in 8th grade, going in 9th grade.
 
What do you do for a living?
I’m a student at Pinnacle.

 

Mandy, age 31

 

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