Hello and thanks for visiting. I’ve started this site as a way to gather my thoughts about stuttering and acceptance. This poster is from 2011 where I saw David Seidler, screenwriter for The King’s Speech, as the keynote speaker at the National Stuttering Association conference in the USA. The movie brought much needed awareness for stuttering, and for me it was an opportunity to begin talking openly about my stuttering without fear or shame. It was the beginning of my acceptance journey.
I grew up thinking I was shy. In reality, I now realise that it wasn’t shyness but the fear of stuttering which caused me to keep my mouth shut in school, even when I knew the answer. I attended my first self help group meeting in November 2001 held by the National Stuttering Association.
- For the first time, I spoke about my stutter with other people.
- For the first time, I did not feel alone.
- For the first time, I wanted to talk and not stay silent for fear of having a block.
- For the first time, I felt normal.
We have a voice, we have been heard. – David Seidler
I have a voice and will use it to bring awareness of stuttering to the world. I also hope to inspire others as I explore the different dimensions of acceptance.