Make Room For The Stuttering

Showing Up – Episode 148

Posted on: November 16, 2015

PamEpisode 148 features Karen Krajcer, who hails from San Antonio, Texas. Karen teaches creative writing to high school students and is also working on her own novel, titled “Whisper, Sing.”

The novel is about two siblings who stutter, who make dramatically different choices about how they deal with their stutter. Karen shares that the emotional truth of the novel is based on real life experience.

Listen in as we discuss what it is like to be a covert stutterer and how it can take over your whole life. We discussed missed opportunities, “coming out,” acceptance, speech therapy and so much more.

We also discuss Karen’s involvement in the National Stuttering Association – she reinstated the San Antonio NSA Chapter. Karen talks about how important it is for people to just show up at support meetings, as it can change their lives, like it did hers.

And we discuss Karen’s part in the book “Turning Points” which was discussed in the last podcast episode. Karen wrote an essay which became a chapter in the book called, “The Problem of Passing,” about her experiences as a covert stutterer.

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

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3 Responses to "Showing Up – Episode 148"

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you, Pam. I look forward to chatting with you again but without the microphone. 🙂

Me too, Karen – I look forward to chatting again without the recorder running. 🙂

Thank you Karen & Pamela for this podcast. I felt like Karen was speaking about my life and experiences. It’s empowering to know that I am not alone and that someone out there has lived the way I’ve lived and if she can speak so fluently and confidently, then I can too. This was very inspiring and informative 🙂

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