When life gives you lemons, make Melonade! Life gave me dyslexia and over time I’ve learnt to appreciate the strengths in learning differently. Melonade is a series of podcasts where I will be chatting with lots of people about neurodiversity, their experiences and their thoughts on how education can be improved and arts importance in society.
Cara Withers is a dyslexic actor and theatre maker. They are going to be performing in Melonade with me, so catch us both at Vault Festival 18-19 March. In this episode, we discuss our experience of being dyslexic at school and how this now impacts our work life.
Kit Redstone is a neurodiverse artist and award winning UK trans writer. In this episode we talk about their show Passengers which is at Vault Festival 19-22 Mar 2020. Kit has a mild form of Dissociative Identity Disorder, we how this has inspired Passengers and what it is like creating work with this neurodiversity.
Jamie is a comedian and a teaching assistant at SEND schools. In this episode we talk about his show, The Oliphant in the Room and his experience of working with neurodiverse students, cuts to funding effecting SEND schools and how important it is to teach about wellbeing.
In this episode I’m talking with my mum about when she noticed I was dyslexic and how she helped me to deal with it. We also explore my experience throughout education and our love of the arts and the importance it has in education. I had a cold when we recorded this so bare with me and merry Christmas!
This is an introduction to my podcast, Melonade. Where I will have conversations with some amazing people about their experience of being neurodiverse. I will also be speaking with a variety of people about their thoughts on the term neurodiversity and how education can change to support neurological differences.