About the speaker

What is being compassionate? According to us, it very much means caring about people. Giving a damn. Whether compassion would be in the form of a conversation, an action, a smile, a look, or even silent presence - it doesn’t really matter.

Our speaker this month - Kristina Kostova - is a person we’d call compassionate. To herself and to the children who have dyslexia, and to whom she has dedicated the past three years of her life. Kristina is the author of the first cyrillic font for people with dyslexia - Adys - and she hopes that it would take away some of the difficulties they face when reading and writing.

The truth is that one out of every ten people has some form of dyslexia, often without even noticing it. And actually, dyslexia is not even a disease - according to specialists it signifies that the brain receives and interprets information in a different way. There are many indications but they are most noticeable among kids - when they face difficulties reading - they don’t see the letters and symbols as two-dimensional, but rather having a volume. Often the letters seem to jump and dance along the lines. What Kristina does is giving people (teachers, students, family) a tool to create a more welcoming and accepting environment for people with dyslexia; and at the same time - helping dyslexic people feel more comfortable and confident in this environment.

Join us on the 29th at Cush.BAR to hear Kristina’s story and how she manages to combine what she loves with compassion and creativity.

** Kristina Kostova is a graphic designer and over the past 4 years she’s been actively researching and working with font design. She has a bachelor and a master from the National Academy of Arts, and is currently doing her doctor’s degree. “I’m dyslexic but to a moderate extent. I like spending my time outside the big city.”

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