First of all, I would like to say that I think Molly Tkacik is an amazing person. I think I have post that on her page before but I want everyone to know this person.
After playing the whole interview from start to finish I have a new insight about the person and not just the person on FB.
Molly has done so many amazing things despite her stutter. She has seen place that most only seen in books or TV. I grew up in many different parts of the world and have seen many of the things she describe in this interview. I think she understands that life in America is very different than in other place in the world. She has such an open mind and does not let her stutter hold her back from life.
I think many PWS allows themselves to be held back due to their stutter and the fear of rejection, this is not Molly in any stretch of the imagination. I took some notes throughout the interview and wanted to touch base on some very important things that Molly talked about.
1st is she understand that us as Americans have so much and we still seem to complain about the little things in life. She has seem what it really is to be poor. I took a poll one time and ask people what it is to be poor, some Americans claim to be poor even when they have, cell phones, internet, cable, dishwasher, kitchen, power, at least one car and so on.. Molly understands that this is not the real world when talking about being poor.
Molly never seems or comes off as playing the victim role. I think this is a strong message for the younger people and some older PWS. Playing the victim role is the easy thing to do, standing up and having a voice is the challenge.
In the interview, she mentioned a job interview and how difficult that was.. and Pam asked about the older people reactions to her stutter. Molly said that she would inform them of her stutter to they would not look at her crazy. Applaud goes out to Molly for this. I do this all the time in my personal life. I don’t walk around and yell out loud that I stutter, ,but I let the people who I have direct contact with know so they will understand if I need more time.
You mention the your blogs,, I would love to read them, would you comment on here with the www. Link.
I have known a few PWS in the past that refuse to go to college due to their stutter. Again, Molly is not letting her stutter hold her back and wants to go to college as X-ray tech. Wonderful; we need more good people taking care of people.
Ok.. Enough from me. I just wanted to end this as saying; I wish more people were like you, Molly. I know the world would be a better place. Hope to meet you one day.