Gwen Stefani says songwriting helped her in her struggle with dyslexia: 'It unlocked something inside me'
2024/01/11

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Gwen Stefani discussed her experience with dyslexia and how writing songs helped her overcome the challenges associated with the learning disorder. Speaking at an awards event, Stefani highlighted that being dyslexic had posed challenges in her life, but it had also shaped her identity. She credited her discovery of songwriting as a pivotal moment that unlocked something within her. Despite her struggles with spelling, Stefani jokingly mentioned how she taught the world to spell "bananas" through her hit song. She also shared that her children have inherited her dyslexia, but they now benefit from understanding their brains function differently. Despite struggling in traditional schooling, Stefani recognized that her brain works in unique ways that have become a gift.

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