Dyslexia does not discriminate. The learning disability, which is a neurobiological language processing difference, can affect people of all genders, ages, and intelligence levels. Because dyslexics are frequently overcoming adversities, they develop a strong sense of determination when it comes to problem-solving. Dyslexics are often mislabeled as unintelligent or lazy due to their frustrations in and outside of the classroom, but they are often some of the most creative, intuitive, and extraordinary thinkers.
Many historical figures and modern celebrities have made admirable career-based and personal achievements, despite their struggles with dyslexia. Their stories of ultimate triumph serve as an example that dyslexia does not define or limit the success of those that it affects.
In this blog series, we will take a look at the lives of a few dyslexic public figures that have become known for the talent they have shown within their career field. Come back each week to read about their individual journeys as dyslexics.
Jennifer Aniston: Actress
Whoopi Goldberg: Actress
Keira Knightley: Actress
Patrick Dempsey: Actor
Magic Johnson: Basketball player
Muhammad Ali: World Heavyweight Champion boxer
Tim Tebow: NFL player
Meryl Davis: Olympic figure skater
Ann Bancroft: Arctic explorer
Carol Greider: Molecular biologist and Nobel Prize winner
Albert Einstein: One of the most well-known minds of science
Richard Branson: Head of Virgin Group
Daymond John: Entrepreneur known for his television role of “Shark Tank” investor
Tommy Hilfiger: Founder of popular clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger
Nancy Brinker: Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen foundation
Eryn Feeney is currently a student at North Carolina State University studying Fashion and Textile Management and Arts Entrepreneurship. As Lexercise’s social media intern, she is responsible for collecting and creating content, developing social media campaigns, scheduling social media posts across all platforms, and analyzing the performance of all social media channels. Passionate about brand marketing and management, Eryn most enjoys creating an online experience that gives Lexercise the opportunity to engage with families on a personal level.