Make Room For The Stuttering

Suffocating Inside – Episode 133

Posted on: January 6, 2015

Episode Pam133 features Shilpa Sagwal, who hails from Mumbai, India. Shilpa is 23 years old and is studying for her Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. She is enjoying exploring her world and moving out of her comfort zone.

Listen in as we discuss Shilpa’s journey toward acceptance and how openly bringing up stammering with family and friends has helped her. She feels more supported and is enjoying life.

We discuss what it’s like to be a woman in India who stammers, how it’s a “big big issue.” Women who stammer don’t want to expose themselves and are fearful of almost everything. Stammering is seen as an imperfection. We discuss how women in India can’t speak for themselves anyway and how having a stammer only makes that worse.

We discuss The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) and how Shilpa has found support through weekly meetings and the national conference.

This was an enlightening, honest conversation that could have gone on for hours. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions.

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



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