The Creativity Habit

Kimberly Beaman: dyslexia, depression, & cupcakes

Episode Summary

Actor, advocate, singer, and author, Kimberly Beaman, was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was five. She was humiliated, threatened, and segregated in school. By middle school, her self-esteem had plummeted. By high school, Kimberly was officially depressed. Today she runs her own company: Accessible Books for Children. Her first children's book, My Little Cupcake, is a book for all young learners but designed specifically for kids with dyslexia and other learning differences. In this conversation we talk about: - her first emotional breakdown at 8 years old - being bullied, threatened, and misunderstood - finding healing through community and counseling - ditching corporate life to be an entrepreneur and - her first steps in a global vision for change

Episode Notes

Actor, advocate, singer, and author, Kimberly Beaman, was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was five. She was humiliated, threatened, and segregated in school. By middle school, her self-esteem had plummeted. By high school, Kimberly was officially depressed. Today
she runs her own company: Accessible Books for Children. Her first children's book, My Little Cupcake, is a book for all young learners but designed specifically for kids with dyslexia and other learning differences.

In this conversation we talk about: