That’s a strange title isn’t it? I guess I should elaborate. I’m an English major, and I’m dyslexic, dysgraphic, and I have a phonetic disability which keeps me from hearing the difference between certain sounds.
Why on earth would someone do that to themselves? My answer was pretty clear. I love reading and I love writing, and I have for years. Of course it’s a little harder for me, but if I’m being honest- I never really realized it till halfway through college. I was asked to speak on a panel at a school for kids with learning disabilities and while I was doing it I had to ask myself: Am I really doing anything special here?