Make Room For The Stuttering

It Takes A Community

Posted on: September 14, 2010

The best thing about writing a blog, especially one that is interactive, is the chance to meet so many people who understand the stuttering experience. And through blogging and other social media, I have had the opportunity to literally meet some of these great people.

Writing and talking about stuttering has been such a rewarding, meaningful experience for me. It has been therapeutic and insightful. I wondered what I should write about when I reached this milestone. Sharing about what sharing has meant made the most sense.

This is blog post NUMBER 300, and to say this experience has been life changing would be an extreme understatement. Writing about something so personal that so many people can relate to has helped acceptance become “more real” for me.

Instead of just talking about it, I have allowed some very private thoughts to be public and invited others who stutter to share their feedback and experiences. My mind and my heart have been opened a thousand times. I have learned so much more about my own feelings and attitudes by having so many other people share their feelings.

On-line participation has become central to the self-help community. I never realized that this blog might become self-help for me, but it has, and I just wanted to let you know that and say THANK YOU.

My life has changed. We are community. And I am proud to be part of the stuttering community.

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6 Responses to "It Takes A Community"

Congratulations for post #300 Pam. Keep on with the good work: your blog helps the entire community!

Only found this blog recently via someone here in the UK. It hosts a wonderful, eclectic collection of thoughts, fears, emotions and issues. Well done you for all your efforts and congrats on the 300th post.

Congratulations Pam!!

Congrats on 300 Pam! It’s been a pleasure getting to know you.

Pam, what an amazing accomplishment both for yourself and other stutterers around the world! It was great to meet you at the NSA conference in Cleveland, and i have been listening to your podcasts ever since.
They have helped me so much, and has made me realize that i am not alone and never will be.

There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.
Keep working ,great job!

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