By David Collier, an EO San Francisco member and the director and producer of Studio B Films.
As crazy as it sounds, growing up with dyslexia was a blessing in disguise. At the time, it was often painful and challenging, as there wasn’t really a name for it back then. Consequently, I found myself in classes with kids who had very different, and often more severe, learning disabilities. Even though reading and spelling were a challenge, I knew that I was smart in my own way. And I always felt that I had something to prove to myself and others. What I didn’t know then—and what I realize now—is that I was not alone.