Listen To Your Mother
Posted February 28, 2011on:
That was heard Sunday night a few times as Academy Award winners picked up their Oscars and gave acceptance speeches. It was an extraordinary night for people who stutter. We now have a dignified face put on that which we often hide out of fear and shame.
The King’s Speech won for Best Actor (Firth), Best Director (Hooper), Best Screen Play/Writer (Seidler) and Best Picture. Sweet!
Stuttering is hard to talk about, but has been made easier these past few months and will surely continue in light of this triumph!
My own mother, who doesn’t often say anything about my stuttering, or what I have done with being open about it, did so tonight. Using social media, she posted this on facebook just a few minutes after The King’s Speech won Best Picture.
“Very good night that you really deserve and I know people (including me) appreciate how much you have done to break down walls and shatter secrets and shine a light in some dark corners.”
That was more important to me than anything else I heard the Hollywood people say. Thanks Mom! That touched me!
And below is David Seidler accepting his academy award and thanking people who stutter all over the world.