Cartoon on dyslexia and the ‘angry mothers’ club

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.02.23
Cartoon on dyslexia and the ‘angry mothers’ club
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"A dyslexic child is not a disgrace". It is the title of a short comic created by Italian designer Fiamma Luzzati. It has been published in French on the University of Versailles website, where Luzzati collaborates. The webcomic is about the (mis)adventures of a mother struggling with her son Victor, who is dyslexic, dyspraxic and discalculic: from discrimination at school, where he's labelled mentally retarded, to the mother's own sense of frustration and guilt, and finally to a correct diagnosis. The persistent mother eventually gets the diagnoses through personal web searches, which lead her to the right doctor. Then she starts up a club for 'angry mothers', who protest against the misinformation and superficiality with which children with specific learning disabilities in schools are treated.

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