Gwen Stefani says songwriting helped her struggle with dyslexia: ‘It opened something inside of me’

Gwen Stefani spoke about how songwriting helped her struggle with dyslexia.

The 53-year-old singer She first revealed that she had a learning disorder, which is characterized by difficulties in reading, spelling, and writing, in 2020.

Stephanie was honored at the 52nd Annual New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards on October 26, and the impact dyslexia had on her life was reflected in her acceptance speech.

“Dyslexia has definitely had challenges in my life, and I will say that my dyslexia feature has probably made me what I am,” the hit maker Don’t Speak to the crowd, on DailyMail.com told DailyMail.com.

Gwen Stefani spoke about how songwriting helped her battle dyslexia at the 52nd Annual Matrix Awards for Women in New York.

Gwen Stefani spoke about how songwriting helped her battle dyslexia at the 52nd Annual Matrix Awards for Women in New York.
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She continued, “The moment I wrote my first song – I had no idea I could do it. It just happened – I opened something inside of me.”

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The three-time Grammy winner joked that despite her spelling challenges, she “continued to teach the whole world how to spell bananas,” referring to the lyrics of the 2004 song “Hollabak Girl.”

Stephanie’s husband Blake Shelton She was awarded the Matrix Award which she received in recognition of her professional achievements. In his speech, Shelton, 46, said he was “very excited” and “very proud” of his wife, according to People magazine.

Stephanie's husband, Blake Shelton, presented her with the Matrix Award, which she received in recognition of her career achievements.

Stephanie’s husband, Blake Shelton, presented her with the Matrix Award, which she received in recognition of her career achievements.
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“Obviously, my all-time favorite, Blake Shelton, for marrying me. Wow, that’s surreal — weird Blake talks about me like that,” Stephanie said at the start of her talk.

“Thank you so much, you’re gorgeous, and you’re absolutely gorgeous.”

In a December 2020 interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Stephanie shared that she first discovered her He suffers from dyslexia When her children started having difficulties learning to read.

“One of the things I’ve discovered by having kids is that I have dyslexia – everyone has things going on and so do I,” she said.

“And I feel like a lot of the problems I’ve had or even the decisions I’ve made for myself stem from that, because kids now – obviously everything is genetic – have some of these problems.”

(LR) Kingston Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Apollo Boy Flynn Rossdale and Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale arrive at the STX Films world premiere

(LR) Kingston Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Apollo Boy Flynn Rossdale, and Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale arrive at the world premiere of “UglyDolls” from STX Films at Regal Cinemas LA Live on April 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Singer without a doubt She shares sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 14, and Apollo, 8, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, 57.

“But now they are getting all these benefits,” she continued. “They have great teachers and schools, and they don’t have to be ashamed of that. They understand that their minds work differently. All of our brains do, you know what I mean?”

Stephanie admitted that she struggled with learning and “failed at school” when she was younger.

She explained, “I was a good girl. I didn’t do any bad things. It was so hard for me to work in this square box of school that everyone was supposed to understand.”

“And my mind didn’t work that way; it still didn’t work. But it works in different ways that is probably a gift that other people can’t.”

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