Make Room For The Stuttering

She Finds Confidence – Episode 117

Posted on: May 5, 2014


Episode 117 features Jamila Damani who hails from Brighton, England. Jamila is a second year university student studying anthropology and international development. She hopes to work with a women’s organization one day, in education or mental health.

Jamila shares that she started stuttering at around age 11 or 12. She held back a lot and felt insignificant as a person growing up.

Listen in as we talk about early speech therapy experiences and finding The McGuire Program. Initially, Jamila shares she was skeptical of the McGuire program. That all changes when she attends an International Women’s Day event and meets an inspiring panelist. Jamila loves to tell the story of how she never knew someone so confident could have a stutter.

Jamila went on to do a McGuire course before starting university and has found her confident and eloquent voice. She hopes to one day be a panelist at an International Women’s Day event and be a role model for others. I think she already is one, wouldn’t you say?

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The music used in today’s episode is credited to ccMixter.


2 Responses to "She Finds Confidence – Episode 117"

Inspiring words from an inspiring lady! Well Done Jam! x

So proud of you Jamila.
I have known Jamila for a few years now and have seen her speech improve dramatically thanks to MacGuire programme. Jamila is an amazing young lady who despite going through some tough times is so positive in life. Her not to give up attitude should be an inspiration to all those who have difficult times in life.
I wish Jamila a very happy life and hope to see you progress day after day. God bless xx

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