In Search of Air - Growing Up Dyslexic - Lida Winfield

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Vermont dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist Lida Winfield shares the gifts and heartache that accompanied her struggle to learn to read — which did not occur until her early twenties. Funny, sad and ironic moments, all true, are woven into a captivating tapestry that inspires hope, perseverance, and understanding in audiences of all ages.

Lida Winfield’s charismatic presence on stage expresses one young woman’s story so clearly that it brings us closer to the struggles and triumphs in our own lives.

"…In middle school there were more of us — a lot more of us. Every child with a behavioral, social, physical, or learning disability was tucked in the same room; there was not enough money, time or energy to actually teach us in the ways we needed. So we were just separate."