Alais Winton, author of Fun Games and Activities for Children with Dyslexia
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this open, honest and personal account of dyslexia at different ages and levels of education. I related to many of the strategies and advice suggested. I think this book captures the importance of inclusivity and diverse role models for anyone with dyslexia.
Marcia Brissett-Bailey, Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women 2022; author, dyslexic, neurodiversity advocate and champion, Observer of the BDA Executive Board and co-founder of the BDA Cultural Perspective Committee (Chair)
This book is enriched with so many golden nuggets and tips, but most importantly for me it's a book where I see someone who looks like and can identify with as a black woman who is also dyslexic. This book highlights for me why representation matters, in being able to see ourselves in books, when talking about self-identity, a sense of belonging and breaking barriers of stigma of dyslexia from a cultural perspective. I wish I had a book like this in my teens as a young black girl, to inspire me. As well as providing, empowerment and guidance along the way. Onyinye thank you, for your openness and vulnerability in this book by sharing your highs and lows, it makes this book, so real and authentic as well as touching on wellbeing and self-care within the dyslexic journey. The books touches on equity verse equality, intersectionality, by talking about culture, class, education, gender, the environment and how this interacts and can impacts one's life. A common theme for me throughout the book is about navigating the education system and the importance of support from family, friends and educators. In my 30 years working in the education sector as an educator, cultural literacy is missing from the table in our schools and university libraries. Books like this need to be embedded in our education system towards true inclusion as well as adding diversity into neurodiversity.
Michael Vermeersch, Accessibility Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft
"You can't be what you can't see", was perhaps Onyinye's biggest barrier in life. This book shows how this barrier, present in other people's minds and the systems they created were overcome. Onyinye's resilience and neurodivergent strengths, and her parents and others that valued her for those gifts, allowed her to smash those barriers and with this book and her enterprise help many others who still to this day face the same. With our focus on accessibility in our technology, to empower every person to achieve more, it is truly rewarding to see how this underpinned Onyinye's strength to allow her to be her true best self and light the path for others so that they can see hope and a future.