Before We Begin

Audio transcript

Before we begin, I need to quickly inform you or sort of address the elephant in the room.  It’s not you with the accent, I have the accent.  I have an American and Canadian accent so I’m dual citizen but I have a third accent that a lot of people are unaware of and sort of have a funny look is that I also have a stutter.  If you hear me hesitate, I appreciate your willingness to not fall for the stereotypes that I’m nervous, I talk too fast, I’m unsure or I’m lying because it’s none of those things.  I just like to make people aware because there are these stereotypes in the world about people who stutter.