A young woman with learning difficulties has revealed how she was labelled ‘stupid’ by teachers and parents for wanting to be a high achiever.
But Phoebe has proven she is anything but stupid.
What seemed like an impossible feat for some, the woman went on to graduate from a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney.
Her early experiences in the classroom were far from positive, with one teacher making her cry in front of her peers because she couldn’t spell words correctly.
At the time, what everyone didn’t know was that there was a reason for her struggles, she had Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD.
But her crippling condition remained undiagnosed until her final semester.
In a Facebook post, which was uploaded to photo-sharing website Imgur, the young woman hit back at critics after achieving her bachelor’s degree.
‘To the teacher in the HSC who told my parents I should drop a class because I would drag down other students grades,’ she wrote.