We started storytelling in 2015 when founder Shae Wissell shared her story with the world. Shae wanted to disrupt what people think and understand about dyslexia, and give young people and adults with dyslexia a voice.

Shae weaves her lived experience of dyslexia and dysgraphia with the latest research to give you the most thought-provoking presentations and workshops. Tailored to the concerns and needs of your audience, presentations provide a face-to-face opportunity to talk about learning disabilities and there impact. 

Shae Wissell, a doctoral candidate, is a passionate dyslexia advocate. She is a qualified speech pathologist with a masters degree in public health and health administration.

Shortlisted for Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2018, Shae has worked in the health sector as a clinician and manager over the last 13 years. She has worked on major Federal and State health projects, within the not-for-profit and community sectors and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities to improve access to health care services.

Through her work as a speech pathologist, public health practitioner and her own personal experiences of life with dyslexia, she developed a passion for supporting people with learning disabilities.

Shae has spoken at a number of events across the country to raise awareness of dyslexia and its impacts for the 1 in 10 Australians with dyslexia. She is using storytelling to change perceptions of learning disabilities. 

Here is what the Secretary Dr Heather Smith PSM from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Canberra had to say about Shae's speech at the launch of the International Day of People with Disability:  

"This week also included International Day of People with Disability. Thank you to our Disability and Wellness Network for organising a fantastic panel event on this day recognised around the world to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with a disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. I was struck by the courage of the guest speakers Shae Wissell from the Dear Dyslexic Foundation and Kendra Wells from Vision Australia who shared personal stories about their experiences in the workplace and tips on how to be more inclusive of colleagues with a disability".

Here is a sneak peek of Shae at the Gippsland Dyslexia Conference.

To book Shae as your next expert speaker at your school or workplace contact [email protected]