Yes..the post is out a little late..but it's still Monday in Canada and I'm a bit of a profectionist lolol. First off, I want to take the time as always to thank all of you for the comments and amazing support on my movement. Never in a million years would I thhought that I would be doing this but I believe that I've truly found my other calling and passion in life.
So.....the question I've been hearing is "so...what are you doing...what's this movement about..are you still going to remain in fashion? " The answer to tall of these questions is that I'm doing something that hasn't been done before. Last year October, I announced that at age 23, I was diagnosed with Dyslexia. I was scared of the response from others because I was hiding my learning disability for so long and I didn't know how the world would see me after coming out and let my "learning advantage" be known.
Yes..I said learning advantage..not disability.
I hate the statement "learning disability, disability, retarded, or even slow. All of these words have a negative definition and I'm far from a negative person. I've always been positive and believe what you put out into the universe will come to you. So yes, Ive been blessed with a learning advantage and this blessing comes with seeing the world in a different way. Dyslexia is a huge part of my life just like how fashion has always been and now I plan to bridge the gap between the two and showcase how the two has helped me in my life today.
For the past few months, I've been doing research all over social media and meeting so many different people who are doing amazing things and making amazing movements in their life while having a "learning advantage" ! They are strong, determined, motivated and refuse to let society put a label on how they process information. They come from all walks of life, from all different cultures and live in different places. They've been brave enough to want to share their story just like I have in the hopes of changing someone's life and show that you can overcome this little bump in the road. Shout out to Bashir Afashi, Shakira Rouse and Omololu Abiodun for being brave, fearless and resilient.
I decided to highlight a few people who are living their life while having a learning advantage. I call this segment, "Living Differently". This "learning advantage" could be anything from Dyselxia, Autism, ADD, ADHD, Mental Illness and other issues that are perceived as negative in our society. I want people to feel amazing and feel good about being different. If we were all the same, looked the same or even talked the same, the world be a boring place.
Overall, my mission is to help others embrace their struggle, own it, love it, be able to overcome it and have a story from it. You don't have to announce it to the world, but learning and making good out of it is important. Turn your negatives into a positive! A motto that I love to live by .
And on that note....I'm out ✌️❤️ XO