Location: Ontario, Canada
College: Toronto Metropolitan University
Profession: Child & Youth Practitioner & Disability Advocate
Biography: I have a Degree in Disability Studies, a minor in Indigenous Studies and a college diploma in Child and Youth Work and Journalism. One of my gifts
through having NVLD has been writing! I use writing as an instrument for Disability Advocacy and education around neurodiversity. At the tender age of 6, I knew something was wrong with me. The educational system tends to focus on the “difference” and tries to “normalize” the other. Disability is a slippery slope of inadequacy,
stigma, judgement and oppression. Having NVLD created paper trails of assessments, accommodations and modifications. It created barriers and
gaps between where I was going, and what I needed to get there. I had to work twice as hard to prove I was worthy and capable. Where others found weaknesses, I found my strengths.
What has influenced you the most in life and why? My special ed teacher Mrs. R! She always believed in me!
What is your favorite TV show character and why? Anne of Green Gables, I’m named after Megan Follows.
What is your most treasured possession? My ink pen!
NVLD BLOG POSTS:
- The Irony of Having Non-Verbal Learning Disability
- Dear Mom & Dad With Love
- A Blessing in Disguise
- My Not So Sweet 16: NVLD & Driving
- How Having NVLD was Used as a Vehicle of Empowerment to Launch my Dream Business
- Accommodations Should Never Validate My Worth
- Every Student with NVLD Needs a Champion
- NVLD and Embracing My Sixth Sense: Auditory Memory
- What’s Everyone Laughing About? I Just Don’t Get It!
- Leaning Into My Vulnerability with NVLD
- 25 Things I Learned with NVLD in My 20’s
- Leaning On Faith As My Anchor
- Spreading Your Wings
- Holiday Frenzy with NVLD
- Crip Time Is Necessary For My Survival