Whoopi Goldberg was born in Manhattan, New York, to a poor family. She wanted to be a performer, and started performing on stages in New York. She appeared in movies like The Color Purple, and today she is a television host on one of the most watched shows in the country, The View.
As a child, Goldberg dealt with dyslexia and bullying. In school, she struggled to learn, but often teachers would just call her slow and mistreat her. Other students also teased her for her dyslexia, and would call her names. However, she overcame these struggles and got to where she is today.
Goldberg has been a great advocate for dyslexia, speaking about the importance of diagnosing dyslexia and making school a nurturing environment. She continues to be a great inspiration to everyone who deals with these struggles.