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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

80%

of dyslexic people aren't diagnosed until after school

+15%

are said to be neurodiverse in the UK but this figure is likely to be higher to account for undiagnosed.

85%

of people who fall on the autistic spectrum are unemployed