Make Room For The Stuttering was created by me, Pamela A Mertz (initials: pam) after realizing that I have a story to tell. I was a covert stutterer for many years, and was afraid to stutter publicly.
Life circumstances and maturity have helped me realize that I wasted a lot of time, and that I much prefer the authentic me. My defining moment was getting fired from a job that I loved and had held for more than 20 years, because I had stuttered publicly. In that instant, I decided I could not live in hiding anymore and out of the closet I came. They say that difficult experiences can break you or transform you. I have been transformed. I have also discovered that I love to write and do it rather well.
I am telling stories of me in these blog posts. I am growing and evolving as a person, and really like what has been happening to me. Stuttering has value, and its important for me to share this with the world. Someone told me that stuttering has no positive socially redeeming value. Well, I am here to tell you that is ABSOLUTELY not true.
Since opening up about my stuttering, my world has opened up, profoundly and deeply. I feel it is my responsibility to share my journey with others whose lives have been touched by stuttering.
I have made room in my life for stuttering and I have a relationship with it. Let’s share these experiences