In an exclusive interview for Friends of Quinn, Steven Spielberg sits down to talk with with Quinn Bradlee about how dyslexia has shaped his life.

“I never felt like a victim,” he says in the interview. “Movies really helped me – kind of saved me – from shame, from guilt, from putting it on myself, from making it my burden when it wasn’t my burden. I think making movies was my great escape, it was how I could get away from all that.”

Friends of Quinn, a website that seeks to empower those with learning differences aged 18 to 35, reached out to the award-winning director to help show that dyslexia and other problems shouldn’t hold young people back from becoming independent and building their own lives.

The full video and story can be found here.

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