S2, E8: Difference Maker – Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson

Dr. Dyslexia DudePerhaps you’ve heard of dyslexia described as a superpower.

Well, Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson took that literarily.

By day, Robinson serves as a senior research associate in Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

But whenever ignorance and confusion regarding dyslexia rears their ugly heads, Robinson abandons his guise as a mild-mannered, bow-tied academic and dons his tights and cape and becomes … Dr. Dyslexia Dude!, the star of a series of graphic novels he dreamed up to empower dyslexic kids — particularly children of color.

Not bad for a guy who graduated high school at a third grade reading level.