"Defining My Dyslexia" (And mine too)Submitted by The Granger on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:13
As the dyslexic in residence, I enjoyed reading this article, and hope you not only enjoy reading it, but learn something too.
SAN FRANCISCO — I STARTED cataloging insults in the second grade. Notable put-downs heard outside my special-ed classroom included “dimwinky,” “retardochuckles” and “the meat in the sandwich of stupid.” The last of which, if you think about it, is a seriously impressive use of metaphor for a 7-year-old. I learned all the jokes about dyslexia, and told them to better effect than anyone else. Making fun of myself was my best defense. The other choices — hiding from my diagnosis or accepting myself as limited — didn’t appeal.