Power in a Name - Dyslexia
Updated: Feb 29, 2020
Before there was a name, I made my own: dumb, failure, and stupid. Why couldn't I read like my younger sister? I was in lower level reading groups. I hated school and homework took forever. I did everything I could to keep from starting homework. Defiance was my protection from feeling like a failure. I pretended at school to please my teachers and came home from school exhausted. My speech and hearing were tested: negative. There was something wrong with me and since I didn't have a name, I made my own.