Welcome to my podcast
Thanks Marion Giddy, Director Cooee Speech Pathology and QLD Branch Chair Speech Pathology Australia, for the chat about stuttering. I hope it helps parents, kids, and anyone else who may lose hope sometimes because of the way our words come out.
I’ve entered my first Stand Up Comedy Competition and am super excited (and nervous!) You don’t know til you try, so I’m trying!
Sunday 16th February
The Sit Down Comedy Club
Doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Ticket sales link
It was an honour to speak at the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) QLD Annual General Meeting last night. Thank you to Marion Giddy and Shaun Ziegenfusz (and everyone else involved) for organising and I look forward to continued engagement with SPA QLD and the ASEA.
I screamed and covered my ears. My inside voice was always telling me what to do, and more importantly what not to do. Don’t wear that shirt because people might not like it. Don’t speak up because people might hear you stutter. I didn’t want to hear that inside voice any longer. It was physically and mentally exhausting.
One day, it happened.
I don’t know when it happened. I don’t know how it happened. I don’t remember the day, the week, the month, or even the year that it happened.
The moment I stopped caring what other people thought about every aspect of my life was a moment of relief, joy, acceptance. That moment I left my house not worrying about what I was wearing and if it was acceptable to society. That moment I started speaking freely not worrying what someone would think if they heard me stutter. That moment, I felt free to be me.
Find your moment to be you.
After recently completing a weekend comedy course, this was my first stand up comedy open mic. It is truly an amazing experience when you can make people laugh.
A group of speech and language therapists from different countries created this video in order to share information about stuttering and raise public awareness.