Tune in for a healthy dose of inspiration in our next Instagram Live: Owning your dyslexia
Tuesday 26 January 2021
British Dyslexia Association Ambassador and award-winning entrepreneur Claud Williams will be joined by recent university graduate and Dyslexia Awareness Week participant Emily Gee this Monday 1 February 2021, at 7:30pm for our next Instagram Live takeover. They will be sharing their stories, discussing their top tips on embracing your dyslexia and will be answering Q&A’s from our audience. Make sure you follow @bdadyslexia and stay tuned!
Claud and Emily were both diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age. As they grew, they each learnt that dyslexia would bring its challenges. They have both learnt over time how to adapt, and to eventually embrace their dyslexia. Taking over the British Dyslexia Association Instagram account for an hour from 7:30pm on Monday 1 February, this will be an opportunity for an open and honest discussion about some of the struggles and challenges often faced by individuals with dyslexia. We will look at overcoming those challenges, with Claud and Emily sharing their stories, in particular their journey into adulthood.
Claud and Emily will share how they learnt to thrive, going onto university and entering the world of work, and will talk about how with the right support, advice and tools in place, you can too. A session dedicated to looking at the positives that dyslexia can bring, we can't wait to hear Claud and Emily share with us their personal experience towards taking ownership of their dyslexia.
Claud is now an award-winning entrepreneur, board member, and executive coach. He discovered he was dyslexic at a young age, which helped him to understand that his pathway in life was going to look different to most. This eventually led him to create his personal development start-up company Dream Nation.
The lessons shared and tools he creates are informed through research and his own experiences with dyslexia. His work has proven to be effective at helping people across the neurodiversity spectrum. Claud was also appointed as an ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association whilst also being a board member within the NHS.
Emily is a recent graduate from the University of Winchester after studying Musical Theatre for three years. She was diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia at young age. Throughout her life she has learnt to deal with and to adapt to the challenges she encounters as a result of these difficulties.
Emily is passionate about supporting others and bringing increased awareness of SPLD. She has shared her story on YouTube, and was involved in the BDA Dyslexia Awareness Week; you can view her Dyslexia Creates story on our Instagram here: Emily Gee: Dyslexia Creates. Emily hopes she can a make a change one day!