May 9, 2023

Geneviève (Gen) Lamoureux, a Montreal-based speech therapist, person who stutters, and Ph.D. student studying at Université de Montréal in Montreal, Canada, joins host, Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP, to share her covert stuttering story and to explore the impact of self-stigma from both personal and professional viewpoints.

In this episode, Gen explores how elements identified in research as effective means of reducing (self-)stigma have actually played a huge role in effectively reducing (and healing from) her own self-stigma and enabled her to live well with stuttering. Throughout the episode, Gen shares stories and personal examples which really make the research and concept of stigma truly come to life.

Links from Discussion (full reference list below):

    Je je je suis un podcast
    Activia Commercial
    Article about Ad

Bio: Geneviève (Gen) Lamoureux is a person who stutters, a speech-language pathologist and a Ph.D. student in speech-language pathology at Université de Montréal in Montreal, Canada. With the SLP Judith Labonté, she co-produces and co-hosts one of the very first podcast in French on stuttering, “Je je je suis un podcast” (meaning “ This this this is a podcast”), from the Association Bégaiement Communication (ABC), a francophone stuttering organization in Québec, Canada. Gen, who used to work as a translator, translated in French Daniele Rossi's Stuttering is Cool: A Guide to Stuttering in a Fast-Talking World as well as John Gomez's documentary, "When I Stutter", and is in the process of finalizing the translation of Stammering Pride and Prejudice: DIfference not Defect. Regularly appearing in the media for stuttering, Gen has also been featured in a pan-canadian Activia commercial in the Fall of 2021, in which she gave a stuttering voice to convey the commercial theme “You’ve got guts”.

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    Boyle, M. P., Dioguardi, L., & Pate, J. E. (2016). A comparison of three strategies for reducing the public stigma associated with stuttering. Journal of fluency disorders, 50, 44-58.
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