Erin Brockovich is a famous lawyer and environmental activist who despite her dyslexia won a $333 million class-action lawsuit — the largest of its kind in U.S. history. For her, the toughest adversary wasn’t the multi-billion dollar corporation she was against, nor the thousands of pages of medical records and legal briefs, it was reading at school. It was also the fact that due to her inabilities in the classroom, she endured a lot of teasing from other kids.
Like most dyslexics, Brockovich never had a name for her difficulties. That was until much later in life when she was diagnosed with dyslexia.