Mel B, British singer and TV personality, best known for being a member of the legendary girl group, The Spice Girls, is opening up about discovering that she has dyslexia and how it changed how she felt about her abilities and intelligence. Mel B recently revealed that she has struggled with reading her whole life and didn’t know why.
She admits to feeling stupid throughout her years in school.
Dyslexia even impacted working on her upcoming autobiographical memoir Brutally Honest.
Mel B had to hire someone else to read the book for the audiobook version of the memoir due to the difficulties she’s experienced her entire life.
She wanted to hire someone who could read it aloud better than she can so as to not be unnecessarily hard on herself as those insecurities and issues trigger difficult memories.
Mel B was just diagnosed with the learning disability last year.
Due to these difficulties, she always assumed that her brain was simply wired differently.
She also feels this fact about her is one of the reasons she went into this line of work as the entertainment industry helps her express her creativity through song and dance.
Her book was very difficult for a myriad of reasons and reading it aloud for the audiobook just wasn’t something she wanted to struggle through.
The singer and America’s Got Talent judge admits that the entire process of writing the book was incredibly cathartic for her.
In it, she reflects in detail, the bitter split from her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
She admits that it’s so difficult to read it back not just because of her dyslexia but because she’s still very much in the healing process after going through a very abusive and manipulative relationship.
Mel B reveals that one of the greatest aspects of actually sharing the book is that so many women have identified with her story as they’ve been through similar things.