All through secondary school, teachers humiliated me because of my spelling. When I went to university, one of the professors was particularly aggressive about my “unacceptable” spelling. I sent her an email: “I am sending you my course work for your seminar. I hope that my proofreaders did not miss too many mistakes. I have dysorthographia and dyslexia, which explains the mistakes in the mails I sent you. Please accept my apologies.” She answered: “It is brave to go into social sciences when you are dyslexic, but many students make a lot of spelling mistakes without being dyslexic, they are just ignorant and careless. You do well to warn me so that I don’t get angry.” Later, she congratulated me again, and it boosted my confidence.