The girl behind Girls with Dyslexia
Hey it's me, Armelle
I've been writing pretty much all my life. It probably took so long for me to get formally diagnosed because I was reading and writing for fun way before everyone else. In 2019 I started documenting my challenges in the workplace on LinkedIn, penning articles around what it's like in my head.
Fast forward to 2021 and I feel it important to expand my experiences through this blog in order to bring along the community that we've grown, @GIRLSWITHDYSLEXIA.
The generic part: 26 y/o, diagnosed when I was at university at 21.
Unfortunately I couldn't benefit much from the support given to neurodiverse people due to the slight inconvenience of only having 2 months left of studies before the big bad world of work.
For a woman learning to navigate her dyslexia with little prior support, it really was the big bad world. I struggled a lot to cope with the stereotypes and backwards mindsets that flew my way, so I started up an Instagram account. Little did I know what a valuable community I'd come to be a part of.
So stay a while, and nice to meet you!
Here's why we should focus on inclusion
and why dyslexics shouldn't be hidden
of dyslexic people aren't diagnosed until after school
are said to be neurodiverse in the UK but this figure is likely to be higher to account for undiagnosed.
of people who fall on the autistic spectrum are unemployed