Calm down, slow down. Those are two phrases I heard a lot growing up as tips to get rid of my stutter. While there are recent studies indicating social anxiety may indeed be a component for stuttering, comments like these (although well intentioned in trying to help) are drawn from the perceptions that people who stutter are nervous and talk too fast.
This poster provides an interesting insight into our lives. The thoughts, feelings, and lifestyle challenges we encounter on a daily basis and not just us, but people around us. I didn’t meet other people who stutter until I was 28 years old, so growing up I really thought I was the only one who spoke like this. The feeling of loneliness is indescribable, maybe because it deals with such an important part of our lives, communication.