Dyslexia and dyspraxia sufferer diagnosed aged 19 tells of struggles in new film – Evening Standard

An Oxford graduate who only discovered she had dyslexia and dyspraxia when she started studying Ancient Greek and Latin at university has made a film about being diagnosed with learning difficulties as an adult.

Kaiya Stone, 24, has used animation to bring to life drawings of how she sees words and the world for the short Everything is Going to be K.O.

Directed by King ADZ and produced by Legendary Offspring, the film features a stand-up performance from Stone who shares stories from her childhood including hiding from teachers in the school toilets.

Digital arts company Canvas commissioned the short for its YouTube channel, which is funded by Arts Council England to try and get more young people into the arts.

She has also written, produced and will appear in a stage show with the same title at Theatre Royal Stratford East between January 18 and 20.

Stone said: “I was diagnosed when I was 19-years-old and that’s very different from being diagnosed as a child. I was trying to grapple with the all the information and that’s when I started writing the show.

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