In an interview on April 20 2018, Gabriela Eva spoke to the ‘I was just thinking…’ blog about her dyslexia and her career. She said:
“I only accepted being dyslexic three months ago [Jan 2018]. I swept it under the rug for ages. I found it hard to keep a job. People never fully understood me because I wouldn’t always speak about it. If I did, they saw it as a disadvantage…
“Dyslexia is not something to be embarrassed about…the more I accepted it and reached out, the better my life got. It’s quite a journey.
“I only learn creatively. Pretty much everything I learned I’ve taught myself. I studied music but I didn’t absorb any of the theory. I took it on myself to adapt and use my ear. I had a drive to be really accomplished. I hibernated and chipped away until something sounded good.”
You can read her full interview here.
On the project website it states: “’Everything is Going to be K.O.’ is a call-to-arms for a movement that questions the way we are ‘supposed’ to think, and demands that we do better for everyone.”
Kaiya has also previously done shows on the same topic, which debuted in 2018 at Gerry’s Theatre Royal Stratford East, and ran during the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has also written for Huffington Post about her dyslexia and dyspraxia – read her article here.
On his Twitter, Luke also points out that he is a vegan, enjoys watching a lot of films, and makes videos on YouTube.