#1. Dyslexic and Loving Words – a film by Vicky Morris
asks the question – “What if you’re dyslexic but you love to write or use words?” Through interviews with seven practicing wordsmiths, the film highlights how it’s possible to overcome dyslexic issues or work around the challenges they present if you have a passion for words. You can also read a piece I wrote on dyslexic writers for the National Association of Writers in Education.
#2. Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia
There are some very accomplished neurodiverse people out there. Among those diagnosed in later life are actor Anthony Hopkins (Aspergers in his 70s) and Steven Speilberg, diagnosed dyslexic in his 60s. This is an interesting little interview with Speilberg being candid about his difficulties as a child and how he had an affiliation with the Goon Squad. The only thing I don’t get is why he says – I was diagnosed dyslexic for my whole life – like he thinks isn’t possible to become dyslexic! To watch, Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia click here.