Ask A Speechy Episode 5
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In this episode, Yvette is answering the following questions:
- Why did you decide to advocate for children with dyslexia?
- What are challenges you still have as an adult?
- Do you think we should stop calling Dyslexia a disability and use a different word?
- What do you think are the biggest problem with dyslexia today?
- Do you think dyslexia can be called a gift?
- What piece of advice would you have for young people with dyslexia?
A belief that has taken Yvette Blaess on an incredible journey “that life is more for others than you.” Soon after finishing high school with a special education degree, she was awarded the title of Miss Virginia Beach 2014.
While serving as Miss Virginia Beach 2014, many hours were put into volunteering in the community Winning the title of Miss World American national finalist 2016, ambassador at Protecting Children Foundation and Honorary board member for The Dyslexic Foundation.
She hopes by sharing her message this will allow a voice to be an open box for others with learning differences. This offered her the opportunity of both private and public speaking to all “walks of life.” This led to effectively helping with Dyslexia research conversation to the public.
She continues her work with the public. Travelling and touring to multiple top Ivy universities, she continues to see the improvement of teaching done for Dyslexia’s mind and sharing her story as a dyslexic woman every year. Struggling with communication as early as 2nd grade, she was diagnosed with a “learning disability” severe ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia not able to spell, read, or speak well and a problem with long-term memory, which led her to attend six different learning institutions. With her difficulty due to learning differences, it led Yvette to depression, social anxiety.
Her mission is to challenge everyone, to bring public awareness about Dyslexia and help it become a well-known learning difference. Dyslexia is not a stop sign but a roadblock.