Ed Sheeran

Award-winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran shares about his stuttering during an AIS event June 8th in New York City.

While Sheeran may be famous now, he used to just be a bullied kid with a debilitating stutter, he shared. But one thing helped him overcome that stutter and a troubled childhood: Music.

Annie Glenn

When you hear about famous people who stutter, you often hear stories about the struggles they faced as a young child, before they outgrew or overcame their stuttering. Annie Glenn has a different story to tell. The wife of John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth, Annie Glenn lived a very public life with a severe stutter for more than 50 years.

Ed Sheeran

Now a seasoned singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran first burst onto the music scene with his hit single, The A Team, in 2011. Sheeran hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart before even signing with a record label. Since then, songs like Give Me Love and Thinking Out Loud have kept Sheeran at the top of the charts. He is also widely recognized for collaborating with big artists such as One Direction and Taylor Swift.

John Updike

John Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art and literary critic best known for his series of “Rabbit” novels – Rabbit, Run; Rabbit: Redux; Rabbit is Rich; and Rabbit at Rest. On paper, Updike’s prose was always carefully crafted, each sentence saying exactly what Updike wanted it to.