Welcome to Day two of Elizabeth Wilkinson’s
‘Inspirational to me dyslexics guest blog
for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020
What is your Name? Kabir Bhogilal
How old are you? 39
Where in the world are you? Mumbai, India
What is your occupation? Business Man
What is the name of your business/employer/university? Unique Ability Consulting
How old were you when you were diagnosed dyslexic? 8/9
What difference has finding out made? By knowing I am dyslexic it has made my life worth living. with the right help and guidance, I have only looked upwards.
Which do you prefer: I am dyslexic, or I have Dyslexia? I am Dyslexic.
What three words would you use to describe yourself? Passionate Analytical Positive
What 3 words would your friends and family choose to describe you? Different Please note: we (the DID Team) would describe Kabir as Caring, Dedicated and Determined.
What is your best/proudest YES! moment? Getting a BB+ for my 17,500 dissertation.
If you could have one gadget, piece of equipment or software for free – what would it be, and why? a 100% accurate Speech to Text
If you had the day off to do anything at all – what would you do? Drive my vintage car
Who on the planet inspires you the most? Children – they will teach you things you will never know sometimes, so amazing.
Did you like School? (where 1 = not at all and 10 = loved it): 4
What did you like most about school? Only making friends and playing sports
Who was your favorite teacher and why? Malcolm Litten – he is my guru and has always been there guiding and supporting me unconditionally.
If you could go back in time, what one piece of advice would you offer to your younger school-aged self, and what age would that be? Achieve what you want to achieve, don’t chase things that may not be yours to have.
Are you glad you went for your dyslexia assessment? Yes
Is there anything you wish someone had told you before you went for your assessment? These are only numbers they don’t make your life – you make your life.
If you could go back in time what message would you give to your 13-year-old self? Never cry for sadness, only use tears for happiness.
Do you have any advice for anyone who has just been diagnosed dyslexic? The world is just opening for you, look outward and upward into a new horizon, make the world yours.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anything else you would like to add?
“Every Child/Adult Have a Unique Ability, never forget that”
Kabir Bhogilal, 2020