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Dyslexic literature student at Cambridge University explains her love of books

by Sarah Forrest || 07 Feb 2017

In a fascinating recent article, British student Holly Platt-Higgins describes how she didn’t pick up a book to read on her own until the age of 14. And yet, how 6 years later, she studies Great Books at one of the finest institutions in the world: Cambridge University.

I won’t spoil the article for you – please read it for yourself – but loved her closing quote:

I accepted that I approach language in a different way to other people, but that that doesn’t make me any less worthy of a relationship with it. I think that’s when I stopped caring about being dyslexic…

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