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.
In April 2019 the podcast changed direction a bit to include a very important audience: dyslexic kids. The Treasuring Your Dyslexic Superpowers series is a two part show. The first includes Super D, the dyslexic superhero as he goes on adventures helping dyslexics understand their brains better and realize they are beautiful not broken. And the second is an interview with a real life dyslexic superhero.
Episodes come out every Tuesday and alternate between a chat with a real life dyslexic superhero and an adventure with Super D, the dyslexic superhero.
Episode 111: Rebecca Ginger informs us about dyscalculia and shares the power of pictures and stories when it comes to remembering important numbers.
"Have fun with education. Please have some fun with it and don't think if they (students) are having fun they aren't learning."-Rebecca Ginger
Click here to check out Becky's website for more information on the fun way of learning times tables.
Episode 110: Adam Searle shares his dyslexic story which is one of persevering, believing in oneself, and not giving up on your dreams.
"Still go ahead. Don't let your dyslexia slow you down." -Adam Searle
Check out Adam's website here. And his Facebook page here. He is welcome to people reaching out via his website or FB.
Episode 109: Jillian Kaster chats about the journey of accepting herself and going from ashamed of her dyslexia to proud of it.
"I had so much shame built around this (dyslexia). Even as a teacher I was scared to tell my kindergarteners that I struggled too because I was worried what if they tell their parents and then their parents are going to know and then I'm going to get in trouble or they will find me out." -Jillian Kaster
Click here to check out the awesome article Jillian wrote that we chat about in the podcast.
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Episode 108: Book publisher Julie Salisbury tells one story after another highlighting her dyslexic journey and why she believes dyslexia is a gift.
"My stance about dyslexia is that it is not a learning difficulty. It's not a learning disability, it's a teaching disability." -Julie Salisbury
Here is the link to get in touch with Julie and share your dyslexic story.
Episode 107: Dyslexia Awareness Special Edition Part 6: Dyslexic teen superhero Noelle Brownlee
"You can't let people convince you that you are not smart, because you are very smart. You just learn a little bit differently." -Noelle
Help make Queen Andrea's house a reality. Noelle needs 10,000 votes. To support her is quick and easy. Go to this link, click on Support then create an account and follow the steps :-)
Episode 106: Dyslexia Awareness Special Edition Part 5: Dyslexic teen superhero Kai Seymon
Dyslexic and autistic 14 year old Kai and his mum Jo chat about all things dyslexia and entrepreneur.
Kai's website can be found here. I'm very excited to announce one of Kai's fidgets has been selected to be one of multiple items in our holiday box specifically for dyslexic superheros.