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Speak Up Chef: The Making of Marc Vetri

Katherine Preston | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

Many times we believe that we need to 'fix ourselves', that we need to iron out our imperfections before we can be what we want to be. Instead, Marc has reached the height of his profession while stuttering. He proves that you can refuse to let your challenges harness your dreams.

Read Tiger Woods' Touching Letter To A Bullied Athlete Who Stutters

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

He helped a kid in the rough.

What Not To Say To Someone Who Stutters

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

The most important thing to do when listening to a person who stutters is to act natural. Don't make fun of the person who stuttered. Don't laugh. Don't try to mimic the person. Don't say anything about learning how to talk.

Stuttering Is No One's Fault

Katherine Preston | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

These are the facts: stuttering is not caused by psychological trauma, unsupportive parenting or mental neurosis. Rather, stuttering is a genetically influenced, neurological condition.

Tiger Woods Writes Supportive Letter To Young Athlete Bullied Because Of Stutter

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

That's a winning move, Tiger.

Why You Shouldn't Laugh at Someone Who Stutters

Katherine Preston | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

In that silence it doesn't sound like she is apologizing for her insensitivity -- it sounds like she is sorry that I stutter. Sorry that I have a name that has never escaped my mouth unscathed. Sorry that I am who I am.

Struggling for Words; Owning Your Stutter

Bobby Caruso | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Bobby Caruso

Sometimes I get stuck. I can be comfortable, confident, and prepared and yet be completely unable to speak. I know what I want to say, how I want to say it, but it won't come out. A sentence turns into a fragment, thoughts are abandoned, and I reach out to grasp any form of a coherent word.

Why You Shouldn't Finish the Sentence of a Person Who Stutters

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering is just as much an internal dilemma as it is an external one. Friends and family members and teachers don't know the embarrassment that happens when you know what you want to say but can't say it and someone else has to say it for you. They can't see your confidence deteriorating.

Joe Biden May Have Asked Where His 'Old Butt Buddy' Is During Iowa Speech

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden may have given a shout-out to an “old butt buddy” during a speech in Iowa on Thursday. During a stop at Drake Universi...

Being A Person Who Stutters Shouldn't Hold You Back When Pursuing A Career

Madeline Wahl | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

I grew up with a stutter. Does this mean I shouldn't have pursued journalism because I stutter? Does this mean I shouldn't conduct interviews, speak up in meetings or ask questions when I want more clarification?

Why I'm Thankful That I Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering was always considered a flaw. It was something that I had to live with for the rest of my life. Something that could be fixed -- maybe -- but would take years of effort. Everyone stutters at some point or another but for me it happened more often than I'd like and at times there was nothing I could do to fix it.

Confessions of a Stutterer

Lauren Jackman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Lauren Jackman

I have had this infliction all my life for as along as I can remember. Can you imagine what is is like growing up in school with a stutter? It sucks. I was teased, mocked, mimicked and laughed at.

74-Year-Old Singer Overcomes His Stutter, And Wows 'America's Got Talent' Judges With His Performance

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

Frank Dmitri can teach you a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. The 74-year-old recently took the stage on "America's Got Talent," and earned...

Dare To Do What Others Have Doubted You Can

Parker Mantell | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Parker Mantell

Whether one is bound to a wheelchair, suffers from ADHD, or repeats the first syllable of a word as I do, we have been tacitly, yet resoundingly told to doubt both ourselves and our abilities. Doubt, as has been observed, kills more dreams than failure ever will.

How People Who Stutter Thrive in Everyday Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Madeline Wahl

Fluency in speech is something most have the luxury of taking for granted. While living with a stutter, you worry about what to order in a restaurant, how to give a presentation, or even how to say "hello" to a friend.

Breaking the Stigma of Stuttering

Katherine Preston | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

Stutterers are not some unified whole. Like everyone, we can be our own worst critics and our worst enemies. The truth is that we are as varied as the rest of humanity. And it is this scale that we should be judged on.

What It Actually Feels Like to Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering was more than peppering a sentence with a few extra syllables. It was the heart-wrenching realization that the word wasn't coming out of my mouth no matter how hard I tried.

The Reason Samuel L. Jackson Says 'Motherfu--er' EVERY Day

Posted 06.06.2013 | Celebrity

Apparently Samuel L. Jackson needs to say "motherf--ker" as much as audiences want him to. In a speech at last night's American Institute for Stutteri...

Chef Marc Vetri: Defining Yourself

Marc Vetri | Posted 07.13.2013 | Taste
Marc Vetri

This week is National Stuttering Awareness Week, and I'd like to share with you one chef's personal story: mine.

'There's No Stopping' Jessica Sanchez On American Idol

Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.12.2012 | Latino Voices

After wowing the judges last week with an upbeat performance of Whitney Houston's 1985 smash hit, "How Will I Know," 16-year-old "American Idol" conte...

Stuttering Article Becomes Springboard for More Abuse

Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.

The article was on the front page of the New York Times, chronicling the story of a young man with a stutter who was asked by his college professor not to participate in class discussion.

Is Stuttering Biological Or Psychological?

Peter Wolson | Posted 12.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Wolson

Proclaiming that stuttering is unrelated to emotional issues and family relationships is a misguided, potentially damaging omission for individuals whose stuttering is largely caused by psychological conflicts in childhood.

Lessons Learned From The King's Speech

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glen McDaniel

This year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards (and nominated for 12 Oscars),was The King's Speech, the story of King George VI of England w...

Stuttering Charity Gets A Boost From 'King's Speech' Oscar Buzz

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At the 2011 Academy Awards, "The King's Speech" stole the show, nabbing Oscars for Best Actor and Best Picture. The film's Oscar buzz has also helped...

Understanding Stuttering

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In The King's Speech, Colin Firth portrays the stuttering, struggling King George VI. An estimated 3 million adults and children in the United States stutter.