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Black, Brilliant and Dyslexic: Neurodivergent Heroes Tell Their Stories

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'My book showcases positive role models for black people and those within our wider dyslexic community and society, to inspire current and future generations.'

This is a raw, honest and enlightening collection of experiences, across the black and dyslexic community, giving an intersectional perspective on topics including the education system, the workplace, daily life and entrepreneurship. These stories highlight the challenges, progress, successes and contributions of the black and dyslexic community, helping others to find their voice, feel empowered and be proud of their differences.
It charts journeys from early childhood through to adulthood and, despite the lack of representation within the public arena, how black dyslexic people of all ages are changing the world.

Raising awareness, breaking silences and tackling the stigma around dyslexia and the difficulties stemming from a lack of support. Contributors share how they tackled their unique adversities and provide practical tips for others to live proudly at the intersection of blackness and dyslexia.

ISBN-13: 9781839971334

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Publication Date: 02-21-2023

Pages: 240

Product Dimensions: 8.50h x 5.49w x 0.67d

Marcia Brissett-Bailey is an inspirational speaker, co-author and passionate advocate and champion for dyslexia and neurodiversity. She was named one of the Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women of 2022 and was winner of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) Adult Award 2022. Marcia was nominated for the Stereotype Buster of the Year category at the 2021 and 2022 Celebrating Neurodiversity Awards. She is a co-founder of the BDA Cultural Perspective Committee and a board member of several organisations focused on Neurodiversity.