Facing Down Doubters and Empowering Others
By Ingrid Vanderveldt, special to Overdrive
I was an entrepreneur from the start, building lemonade stands and winning awards for selling the most chocolate bars, but by the end of the third grade, I was failing out of school. The principal called my parents to say I couldn’t continue where I was. The words “learning disability” weren’t used so often in those days. “Your daughter is retarded,” he said.