My stutter is something that has been a part of my life since I can remember. It’s brought a lot of embarrassment and social anxiety surrounding it. However, it’s also brought a lot of individuality and compassion to my life.
I have never thought of stuttering as a gift, but maybe it is.
“I want you to stand out. I want all of you, to be as different as you can possibly be, in all the best ways.”
Going back to speech therapy was one of the best things I’ve ever done
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to go to school with a group of kids who rarely picked on me because I stuttered. I know other people who stutter who were not as fortunate.
Just when I thought I had seen all the crazy examples of how misunderstood stuttering is, something more outrageous has come along!
After all this time, I’ve come to terms with stuttering and I’ve found peace with my thoughts, with words, with writing.
For most of my life, celebrate was the last word I would associate with stuttering and definitely the last thing I wanted to do in terms of my stutter.
Nicklas Backstrom is the latest NHL player who stutters to win a Stanley Cup.
I grew up watching old musicals. I memorized the song lyrics, I danced along, and I didn’t just fantasize, I visualized playing the characters some day.