Mollie King Has Spoken Out about Dyslexia
- Karl de Leeuw
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More celebrities have come forward to speak out about how they were made to feel “stupid” before being diagnosed with dyslexia. The latest personality to do so is Mollie King, the former Saturdays singer, who revealed that her diagnosis at the age of 10 came as a “huge relief” because she realised at that point that she wasn’t “worse” than her classmates. Until then, she would “dread” having to read out loud in class and would make up excuses when it was her turn to speak.
Speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary Group as an ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) King, 31, added: “Everything clicked into place. I knew I wasn’t worse than everyone else – I was just different.”
King, pictured with The Saturdays, is among a raft of celebrities with dyslexia. Other high-profile personalities include Sir Richard Branson and former Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis. With luck, society’s prejudices will become a thing of the past and children will be diagnosed sooner.