Dear Readers,

So today I am going to be talking about quite a sensitive subject, in my opinion. A few of my close friends & family members struggle with dyslexia every day, so I thought that I’d let them share their opinion on what it is like being dyslexic, and how dyslexia helps & hinders them on a daily basis.

This post has been hard to write, from both their perspectives and from mine, so please do be kind, supportive & commend these people for sharing their voice on a topic close to their hearts. 

Without further ado, let’s let the questions begin!


What is it like being dyslexic? (Thomas)

  • What does it feel like to be dyslexic?

‘For me, you don’t feel like you are dyslexic until you enter the classroom. I feel like a normal person at home. It can get really frustrating in the classroom sometimes when the teacher doesn’t explain the task much, and everyone else is sailing ahead.’

  • What is the hardest part about being dyslexic?

‘Dyslexic people are normally really behind in reading, and I struggle to keep up with my reading as it can get very hard. It’s really upsetting when you are reading a book and someone says to you that they read that when they were 7, and you’re reading it now at age 13. Due to this, I prefer to read on a kindle or especially, listen to books.’

  • What is reading in class like?

‘It’s really hard when you have to read in class, and then you come across a really big word that everyone else knows. I find this really embarrassing. Luckily, most of the people in my set know that I have dyslexia and so they understand why I’m struggling, but I think that if I read to another set then I would be laughed at.’


How does dyslexia help you? (Liv)

  • Some of the cleverest people in the world are dyslexic, how does this make you feel?

‘This makes me feel so much more resilient. If people are teasing me about my dyslexia then I normally ask them ‘What about to Albert Einstein?’ or any other successful dyslexic people. It helps drive me on, and my mentality is that I can do it rather than I can’t’

  • How do you think your dyslexia helps you?

‘It helps me in a creative way, it makes me feel more creative. I can imagine stuff that normal people can’t do, dyslexic people think out of the box more. This helps me in subjects such as art, DT, music & computing/ IT.’


How does dyslexia ‘hinder’ you & advice? (Ian)

  • Do you feel that your dyslexia stops you from doing stuff?

‘I don’t think it stops you doing stuff, the only real disadvantages you get are that your processing speed is slow. You can help your ability to read & write through hard work, so dyslexia just slows down the pace at which you do tasks in class. I haven’t not done anything because of my dyslexia, at one point I even got 100% in an exam.’

  • Do you have any advice for anyone else with dyslexia?

‘My advice for dyslexic people is to always do everything, never say you can’t, because you can do it, even if it takes more time and effort than other people. Don’t worry too much about people teasing you, it shouldn’t stop you from doing anything. Never give up, it will be worth every second and will help you later in life.’


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I must say a massive thank-you to Tom, Liv & Ian for patiently answering my questions and talking about their experiences – it was really brave of them. They are open to answering any more questions from you all, so if think I’ve missed anything, please comment below and I’ll pass your questions onto them.

Do you have dyslexia? What are your tips & advice to other people with dyslexia? How has it/ does it affect you in your daily life?

 Hope you enjoyed this post, once again lots of thanks to all my friends/ family for helping me with this post! You have to agree that they did themselves proud! 👍

Lots of love,

Autumn x

Posted by:Autumn

Hi! I'm Autumn, an avid reader, animal lover and keen photographer that wants to travel the world! I’m probably not your average teen, I’m not a firm believer in makeup and I don’t own any social media accounts. I love stationary and all things paperchase, as well as baking yummy little treats! I've wanted to have my own blog for years, so Autumn’s Angle is a dream come true! I hope you follow Autumn’s Angle and enjoy scrolling through my blog. 😊 Lots of love, Autumn x

31 replies on “Dyslexia

  1. Great idea to talk about dyslexia – I know friends with it and they get really frustrated at being thought of as not clever, especially as they are clever but just need more time and a bit of help to get things written down!

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  2. Dyslexia is one of those conditions that people still don’t seem to understand properly, and it’s very frustrating 😦 i know someone who had it, and felt so ashamed by it that she hid it from people and didn’t ask for help. It wasn’t until this year when she hit senior school that she couldn’t hide it anymore. My advice would be is to speak up to someone you can trust; don’t hid it because nothing can get better if you don’t seek help. She’s getting better now with eye and reading exercises and her mental health is improving 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this, Autumn 💖 My little brother, Samuel (he’s 7), has dyslexia, and my father and other brother Joshua (who’s 14) suffer from it, as well.
    I can completely understand what Thomas said at the beginning of his interview: ‘For me, you don’t feel like you are dyslexic until you enter the classroom.’ That was certainly the case for Samuel, as well.
    I definitely think that it inspires greater creativity, even in the presence of other limitations and difficulties. Because I had four younger siblings, I’ve learned a huge amount about how we all learn so differently. I don’t think anyone’s dumb or not as smart as others when they take longer to learn specific abilities, especially academic-related ones. We’re all wired so differently!
    For example, it was extremely easy for me to learn how to read, and I did it with ease. My brothers, however, slowly learned how to read in a different way because they see things differently in their minds.
    Usually, when people are considered ‘behind’ in what ‘normal’ people are easily able to do (which I think is an awful bias, by the way), those people excel in other subjects and abilities ‘average’ people couldn’t begin to be able to do. 😊
    Well this comment was long, haha – I’m just really glad you brought this topic to such a great light!

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    1. Oh my gosh – THANK YOU Maggie!!! What you’ve just said is so true & just what I wanted to get at when I decided to write this post. The others will be so pleased too 😊, thanks for sharing your story/ opinions. (Don’t worry about the long comment 😂) Autumn x

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  4. Wow, Autumn! I saw you followed my blog and I was pretty excited to check yours out, and since you only started in August, whereas I started a year ago, I feel like I’m a terrible blogger compared to you 😂 Your blog theme/design is gorgeous and so is your name! I wish I had your name – it’s ironic, really, ’cause Autumn is my favourite season too…
    Anyway, after reading this, I kind of just… W

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  5. Shoot. My little sister sent the comment before I could finish typing it – She’s 4 😂🤦‍♀️
    Anyway, wow! You wrote about such a strong topic – I love it! You wrote into such awesome detail, I can’t imagine what it would be like to live with Dyslexia because my whole life is reading and writing stories! I’ve recently read a few books based on this, and it’s given me some insight.
    The point is, I am IN LOVE with your blog and am now going to proceed to reading and liking all your posts 😂 When I first started blogging, it was also like a dream come true for me.My inspiration was Girl Online by Zoe Sugg to be totally honest, haha. If you haven’t read it, you should! My advice is to continue doing what you’re doing, because you’re doing great! That many followers in only 2 months is amazing! Follow your dreams and be yourself – I know for sure you’re going to be a world-famous blogger one day. Keep going, girl! 🖤😘

    (PS – I love photography and reading, too! Welcome to the blogosphere – you’ll be seeing a lot of me on here, now 😂 Sorry, you’re stuck with me.)

    – UnqiuelyMe❄

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    1. No! You’re certainly not a terrible blogger, I for one love your blog! (My blog is far from perfect anyway!!) 😂 Thanks SO much for all the kind words – you really have made my day 💖, I guess I’m doing something right! (Haha – I’m laughing at myself now!) See you around – Autumn x (I have to admit loving my own name too 😂)

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  6. This is a great post! There’s definitely inaccurate thoughts about people with dyslexia, for example that they’re stupid or lazy, which is definitely NOT true! I’m glad that you’ve shared the real examples and experiences of someone with it.

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