“I will never forget the feeling I had when I wrote my GCSE exams. I studied hard, prepared well, yet no matter what I did I could not finish my exams. I did ok in my exams, but knew there was something more at play than simply my ‘exam technique’.
When I moved to London I shared my concerns with my teachers and they booked a dyslexia assessment test for me.
The results came back and it turned out that I had dyslexia. The news was a mixture of good and bad news. The good news was that I was right something was wrong; the bad news was that there was something wrong with me.
The latter negative view was quickly transformed after I was told by the psychologist, that there is nothing wrong with me, but rather my mind was different. It simply took a more scenic route to arrive at the same destination. I embraced this difference as it marked me out as someone unique.
After finding out about my dyslexia my grades skyrocketed from average to straight A’s. Dyslexia is part of who I am, and I am proud of me. Embracing myself in my entirety, unlocked an unshakable self-confidence which has helped me secure some of the most competitive roles in large finance firms. Dyslexia helped me learn self-love, which is my plus. I do not believe in disabilities or limitations. I will achieve everything that I set my mind to, even if I have to take the scenic route in getting there!” – Eno Mwamba