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5 Wishes From The Heart Of Someone Who Stutters

The Mighty | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
The Mighty

Written by Makenzie Cochran So often, many well-meaning people tell those who stutter to just breathe, talk slower or overcome their anxiety. I truly...

33rd Annual National Stuttering Association Conference

Kylie Simmons | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Kylie Simmons

Imagine being surrounded by hundreds of people who share a common characteristic as you do. Imagine feeling like your silence has been broken. Imagine feeling like your voice has been heard.

It's Finally Time To Stop Making Fun Of People Who Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

I've surrounded myself with people who are fighting for those who stutter, and I've never been happier. While the journey is full of tasteless jokes and ignorance, there will always be those who help guide the way in compassion and understanding.

Just Because You Stutter Doesn't Mean You're Alone

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

It's National Stuttering Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness about stuttering, a time to be more empathetic, and a time to learn how to handle yourself when talking to a person who stutters and not be awkward in conversations.

Overcoming Stuttering in the Media Industry

Kylie Simmons | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Kylie Simmons

"We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challen...

He Used This Stutter ID Card With A Police Officer

Kylie Simmons | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Kylie Simmons

As an ally and finance of a person who stutters, Erika hopes to see better understanding and equal treatment for those who stutter, "This is what I'd like to see in near future. We owe it to our loved ones to take a stand and stand beside them," Erika concluded.

Why Practicing Yoga Helps With My Stutter

Kylie Simmons | Posted 03.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Kylie Simmons

I hope that my yoga journey inspires other people who stutter to try yoga (or any new or challenging activity for that matter)! I love this particular activity and it has helped with me being more confident, believing in myself, and trying new things. Namaste and stutter on!

Stuttering and the Power of Suggestion

Katherine Preston | Posted 01.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

So let's go back to that word association game. What happens if you connect the word 'stutter' with words like 'strength' and 'capability'? How does that change the narrative of someone's life?

Speak Up Chef: The Making of Marc Vetri

Katherine Preston | Posted 06.05.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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 05.12.2016 | 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.