Make Room For The Stuttering

The Cat’s Out – Episode 103

Posted on: May 29, 2013


Episode 103 features Rachel McCullough, who hails from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Rachel works in government with law enforcement.

Rachel wrote an article called “When Police Encounter Persons Who Stutter,” which was published in her agency’s newsletter and was also picked up by The Stuttering Foundation. She was recognized with a first place journalism award from The Stuttering Foundation for her piece.

Rachel is also a musician, sharing that “music for me is like breathing.” Rachel is a singer-songwriter and plays guitar for the band Black Cat Habitat.

Listen in as we have a great conversation about disclosure and advertising, and how Rachel first learned about covert stuttering at her first full National Stuttering Association conference in Cleveland in 2010.

We also chat about pretending to be fluent, how the only thing permanent with stuttering is that it is constantly changing, stuttering in the workplace and how Rachel is also known as Debra.

Feel free to leave comments or questions for Rachel, as we barely scratched the surface of her great story. Or just let her know what a great job she did. Remember, feedback is a gift.

The podcast safe music used in this episode is credited to DanoSongs.

2 Responses to "The Cat’s Out – Episode 103"

wow… Rachel i have heard ur songs… it is amazing and ur podcast interview is also very nice.. i mean i didn’t find u stutter.. u r practically speaks without any blocks…. 🙂 🙂

Thanks for listening! It’s amazing how my speech changes when the person I’m talking with knows I stutter and i perceive it as a safe environment to stutter (Pam is a great interviewer).

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