Make Room For The Stuttering

Getting To That Place – Episode 79

Posted on: January 17, 2012

Episode 79 features Jacquelyn Revere, 25, who hails from Los Angeles, CA. She is presently in NYC attending the The New School for Drama, and is in her last semester. She is getting her Master’s degree in Acting.

Jacquelyn has loved drama and acting from a young age. She stopped acting in high school though, thinking it wasn’t realistic. She switched her interest to entertainment law, where she interned with Johnnie Cochran (yes, O.J. Simpson’s lawyer!)

Her internship taught her that she did not want to be a lawyer! She changed her major to theater in her junior year of college, giving in to her heart’s passion.

Jacquelyn and I met one night through the Stutter Social Google hangout, then became Facebook friends, which led to this chat!

Jacquelyn discusses her speech therapy experiences – school based, which was not helpful and her experience with intensive therapy at the Hollins Institute.

Jacquelyn now works with a private therapist, Lee Caggiano, who is also the Director and co-founder of FRIENDS. Jacquelyn works on the mental aspects of stuttering, particularly shame.

I had no idea that Jacquelyn works with Lee, as I have been involved with FRIENDS and edit their newsletter, since 2008. What a small world! Jacquelyn found Lee through Taro Alexander, of  Our Time, of which I am also familiar!

Jacquelyn discusses challenges and opportunities, advertising, stress, stuttering while acting and pity parties!

This was a great conversation with a confident, courageous young woman whom we will see on stage one day. Feel free to comment or ask questions. Feedback is a gift.

Music used in this episode is credited to ccMixter.

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4 Responses to "Getting To That Place – Episode 79"

love this, just aswome sis. this really makes me see that there is so much that i can do. thanks for sharing your story.

Go Ms. Jacquelyn. Great job. Wow Johnnie Cochran!!!That’s awesome.

Girl …ur about to make me cry. I stuttered so bad as a kid and it brought about so much teasing. But God came in and I overcame it..I talk so fast now with no problem that I’m telling people that they just listen slow! I’m so proud of you!

I really enjoyed giving this interview, thank you for the opportunity to share my story, I hope its interesting and fun for whoever is out there that listens. I had a great time!

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