Alumni Flaunt

Through this Alumni Flaunt page Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It is collaborating with Universities and Colleges to highlight the personal stories of Alumni inspired by the DHIFI theme, “The things that make me different, make, me me!” The purpose of sharing these “Alumni Flaunt” essays is to create a positive forum where students, parents, and friends associated with a particular University can enlighten other key communities (e.g., Disability, Black, Latino, Women’s, Asian, LGBT, Native American and Veterans) about their own life experience.  Alumni Flaunts are aimed to both highlight the importance of self-acceptance and how difference can ultimately become the very thing that unites us all.


Lemons into Lemonade By Mat Zucker (Arts ’92)

When someone meets me for the first time, they probably presume my life is picture perfect.  But they are mistaken.  Something invisible is wrong with me. Almonds. Apples. Avocados. Bananas. Berries. Carrots. Cashews. Coconut. Grapes. Hazelnuts. Kiwi. Lemon. Lime. Mango. Mustard. Nutmeg. Olives. Peaches. Pears. Peanuts. Prunes. Black Pepper. Green Peppers. Red Peppers. Pineapple. Plums. […]

Parenting a Dyslexic Child: Getting it “Write” By Andrea Fuhr Saporito CALS ’96

Last summer, I got a letter from our soon-to-be ten-year-old daughter from sleep-away camp. It was six sentences long and about fifty words. A few were misspelled and some punctuation was missing, but it was perfect. At least to me. Three years ago, I realized that our younger daughter was not reading and writing at […]