Make Room For The Stuttering

Discovering Our Voice

Posted on: February 16, 2011

I have encountered a lot of discovery lately. Being involved with the women’s podcast and helping women to give voice to their personal stories has been a discovery. I have discovered how much I enjoy doing this, being a part of something very special that is helping other women.

And I have discovered that the women sharing their personal stories are all making an impact on their corners of the world.

I was so lucky to have a local news anchor/reporter take an interest in the issue of women and stuttering. As I wrote in an earlier post, Elaine Houston from News Channel 13 came to my home and interviewed me about stuttering in general and specifically about the issues that women who stutter face. The interview was featured on her weekly TV segment of Today’s Women on Thursday February 10, 2011.

You can watch the video clip of Women Who Stutter here, for those of you not in the viewing area.

The other discovery I have made is that when we openly talk about our stuttering, it often inspires others to open up as well. I quite accidentally met a new friend who stutters before Christmas and it seems she is on her unique path to discovering what it is like to identify as a woman who stutters.

We all have our own ways of doing this. Right now, Lisa is doing this by writing. But she has hinted that a podcast to share her story is on the horizon. That will be wonderful, because she has a voice that needs to be heard.

Check out this wonderful piece Lisa recently wrote, Meeting the Unicorns . . and Myself. Self discovery at its best.

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