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January 13, 2020

Sitting on a kids size chair with my knees almost up to my chest wasn't exactly how I imagined meeting other adults who stutter like me. Nevertheless, it was an experience that I will never forget. 

I am 22 years old, and I JUST met other adults who stutter fo...

November 18, 2019

I was sitting in the backseat of my mom's old mini van. The leather gray seats felt cool on my skin after spending the day playing outside at my grandma's house.

My little sister and I were watching the King's Speech on the little TV in our mini van. 

I was 12...

October 22, 2019

I was sitting shotgun next to my favorite person, Kyle.

Kyle has been my boyfriend for many years, but he has also become one of my best friends. One day during the fall, he picked me up from school, and we were headed back to his house. 

I had a presentation...

September 16, 2019

“Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian that Almost Didn’t Happen” is a memoir about the life of Nina G. Nina goes into detail about what it is like to stutter, and to be dyslexic. She is an accomplished writer, special needs counselor, and comedian. 

As a woman who stutte...

August 13, 2019

Focusing on the negatives can sometimes be my speciality. 

As someone who stutters, this can be a constant uphill battle.

It can be easy to focus on the negative aspects of stuttering. Feelings of frustration, anger, and anxiety easily cloud my thoughts. 

But through...

July 15, 2019

Have you ever met a child with a stutter, and not known how to talk to them?

I've had many people ask me over the years what to do when their child, (or any child), stutters because I have one myself. I compiled some of the most important things to keep in mind when con...

June 14, 2019

When I first started going to speech therapy at Circle Creek, Courtni showed me an article about a list of things that another stutterer would have said to his younger-self if he could. I've always felt inspired by that article, & I decided to compile some things that...

May 6, 2019

Imagine my friend, let’s call her Margot, is eating a chicken Caesar salad at her favorite restaurant. Margot is a beautiful, smart, fashionable, and lovely young woman who just so happens to be in love with food (especially a good salad).

The restaurant is slammed, but...

April 12, 2019

It was just another summer morning. The sun was shining through every window, and I was feeling ready for my day. Even though Washington is notoriously known for its rainy seasons, it always makes up for it in the summer. I was on my way to work and decided to make a p...

February 12, 2019

When you think of someone who stutters, who do you usually think of?

Do you think of  Colin Firth who plays King George VI in "The King's Speech"? Or do you think of the quiet person in the back of the room? Are they always “shy”?

Maybe you do not even know what a “stutt...

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