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Remove your Mask of Disability | Veronica Cortes | TEDxMountainMiddleSchool
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Added Jul 6, 2016
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Throughout my experience as parent of a dyslexic, I’m convinced that this condition is misunderstood.

I’m on a mission now to get people to embrace their dyslexia, because often they discover an intellectual ability once their mask of disability is removed. Consequently, we can elevate humanity by not hiding our light under a bushel.

I’ve been an advertising, sales and marketing professional for my entire career, mostly for media organizations like the Spanish television network Univision, the publisher Pearson and it’s Financial Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

In 2009, we embarked on a new adventure in Durango, CO and a crash course in advocating for our dyslexic son. Interests include languages, public speaking, real estate investing and entrepreneurship.

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