If this post had arrived to you in its raw state – it would look something like this: if tish Perss rleas had arved to you in ti war sate …
Most likely it would be interpreted as the ramblings of an illiterate or seen as a poor joke. No consideration would be given to its author being dyslexic.
I am Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, entrepreneur and founder of The Black Farmer food brand, and I am dyslexic.
I thought dyslexia had hampered my life. Like many with undiagnosed dyslexia we are written off as stupid and worthless and that’s difficult to overcome. Although it has taken a long time, and many struggles, I now recognise that dyslexia can be a gift, allowing us to see the world differently, think differently, do things that others can’t.
I have had to learn how to compensate for my dyslexia. In an age where being able to write well is a premium, those of us who have dyslexia either hide in the shadows, or seek out others bound by this disability. I am now 58 and I want to share my experiences so that I can help other dyslexics to recognise that they can achieve so much, that having dyslexia does not need to hold you back.
With the support and encouragement of organisations like The British Dyslexia Association I hope to inspire other people with dyslexia to live their best lives.
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones AKA The Black Farmer
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