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#blogging4charity – J is for Joy

Somewhere over the rainbow
A long way from school
There’s a daydreamer drifting
Trying to change the rules.

Should she walk the yellow path
Or should she pick the red?
No guidance from the Munchkin host
Or signposts overhead.  Read the rest of this entry

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Dyslexia Day: #LightItUpFor1in5

Wearing red for #LightItUpFor1in5

Wearing red for #LightItUpFor1in5

Well today is apparently Dyslexia Day! There are so many dyslexia awareness things I begin to lose track! Can’t complain, just wish more people were listening.

So, today I have been wearing red to join in #LightItUpFor1in5 campaign. Make sure you give them a like on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Light-It-Up-Red-for-1in5/1531251890443354?fref=ts  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Awareness Month: My Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts

I took a break from blogging yesterday so as not to overload the blog. So today I am back with a few more. I’m going to start with sharing my current top my most read blog posts since I started writing in February 2014.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Awareness Month: My Top 5 Dyslexia Related Blogs

As many as 1 in 5 people have dyslexia at varying degrees of severity. I have decided that this month I will be highlighting some of my top 5 dyslexia related people and things. Today I want to give some credit to my dyslexic blogging peers! I have so much love and admiration for these people and their blogs, so I would appreciate if you would give them a wee look and add them to the blogs you follow!  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Awareness Month: #dyslexicselfie

It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month! So let’s get this party started!!! Dyslexia shouldn’t be seen as a negative thing. It’s time to rise above the stigma!

@Hidden_Ability have created a wonderful hashtag for all you lovely dyslexic people and dyslexic supporters to take part in: #dyslexicselfie

All you need to do is take a photo of yourself and Tweet or Facebook it with the hashtag #dyslexicselfie

Here is my contribution, so make sure you join in! Come on! Let’s show the world that we are a diverse bunch from various backgrounds!

#dyslexicselfie: wearing my signature cap to stop my visual stress related migraines

#dyslexicselfie: wearing my signature cap to stop my visual stress related migraines

Dyslexia Awareness Month: October 2014

Next month is Dyslexia Awareness Month!!! I will warn you all now that my blog may go a little bit crazy with postings to try to help people to understand exactly what it is to be dyslexic. Like my #blogging4charity, I want to spell out what dyslexia means! And this is where you guys come in!

Below is a form where you can choose a letter you would like to talk about. It could be that for you ‘L is for Left’ because you struggle between telling between left and right, or it could be ‘A is for Attention Span’ because you struggle to stay focused in class at school. Make it something that you feel best describes your dyslexia (you can even fill the form in more than once) and at the end of October I will post up all your different responses!

So let us join together to tell the world what dyslexia REALLY means!

Dyslexia and Me: Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome/Irlen Syndrome Awareness Day?

A ribbon of my own design. The blue signifies dyslexia awareness while black and white are shades that I find especially difficult to look at. The coloured dots are my 'pixel vision'

A ribbon of my own design. The blue signifies dyslexia awareness while black and white are shades that I find especially difficult to look at. The coloured dots are my ‘pixel vision’

There are a number of events throughout the year raising awareness for dyslexia. The recent ‘guerilla’ campaign by Decoding Dyslexia to raise awareness through the tag #ShowMe1in5 through social media seems to have been pretty successful (there are still people sharing the links on Twitter a I write this blog). Also Dyslexia Advocacy Week has just passed where I shared a video per day featuring a variety of dyslexic people talking about their experiences and their progression and success. However, I want my blog to cover not only dyslexia, but also Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome aka Irlen Syndrome. Having searched on Google (as you do) I have been unable to find a specific day or week dedicated to raising awareness on this specific learning difficulty that has links to dyslexia. So for this reason, I have decided to set aside this weeks blog to discuss Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome in hope to raise awareness of what it is!

While 1 in 5 may have dyslexia, it has been suggested that 1 in 7 or as many as 1 in 6 of the population are affected by Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome. So here are some facts and issues linked to Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome to hopefully give you a better understanding of this specific learning difficulty. Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Doing it for the Grown Ups (and women?)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

In the last month or so, I have been becoming far more active within the online community trying to raise awareness of dyslexia. It’s something that I was passionate about before I was diagnosed myself. When I was growing up we had a couple of family friends who suffered with dyslexia. Both have gone on to do amazing things, but there was always a struggle in reaching their goals. I had a poster of Albert Einstein on my wall as a teenager amongst all my posters of metal bands. It said on it, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, a quote which I still live by to this day. Before I knew I was dyslexic I already had a number of people I admired due to their achievements despite struggling through school and the academic life to get to where they were. They were people I knew personally as well as the usual list of famous dyslexics that you can find on Google, Wikipedia etc. Read the rest of this entry

March 15th – #showme1in5

#showme1in5

My selfie for #showme1in5

On March 15 Decoding Dyslexia are raising awareness on dyslexia through the hashtag #showme1in5. 1 in 5 American’s are believed to have dyslexia. Although I am outside of the USA, I wanted to show solidarity with dyslexics around the world by creating my own 1 in 5 photo! Read the rest of this entry

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