Dyslexia and Me: How to Survive and Thrive If You're Neurodivergent (Paperback)

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Dyslexia and Me: How to Survive and Thrive If You're Neurodivergent (Paperback)


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Throughout my life I have been told directly and indirectly that dyslexia is found in particular people... In fact] dyslexia can be found in someone like me. It isn't just 'okay' but something to be proud of. This book has been written because I want people to know that dyslexia can be found in people of every colour, creed, or circumstance.

In this book, rising star entrepreneur Onyinye Udokporo shares her story of growing up dyslexic in a society where neurodivergence was always presented as a white male issue.

Onyinye discusses her experience of being diagnosed at 11 years old, starting a business the following year, gaining a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school and going on to complete two degrees by the age of 22, while also being honest about the difficulties she faced throughout including with bullying and anxiety. She shares the tips she picked up over the years for thriving with dyslexia and the strategies she used to overcome her difficulties in reading and writing well, staying organised and speaking with confidence.

Illuminating wider issues of systemic racism in the educational sector and providing a timely reminder that dyslexia can be found in any community and culture, this is an empowering story of surviving and thriving in the face of adversity.
Onyinye Udokporo grew up in Edmonton in London and was diagnosed with dyslexia aged 11 when she won a scholarship to a private school in West Sussex. She has tutored other young people since she herself was 12 and in 2020 was awarded as one of the top 10 black students in the UK (ranked no.7) by Rare Recruitment in partnership with University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, and as one of the top 150 Future Leaders by Powerful Media in partnership with HSBC and the University of Oxford.
Product Details ISBN: 9781787759442
ISBN-10: 178775944X
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: September 21st, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English