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I Still Stutter – Episode 150

Posted on: February 17, 2016

PamEpisode 150 features Jia Bin, who hails from China. She is currently living in Michigan in the U.S. while studying for her Master’s degree in secondary education. Jia taught English in China for 9 years, and is currently teaching Chinese here in the U.S. to high school students.

Listen in as Jia describes why she wanted to come to the U.S. She was looking for a way out and thought she’d find the answers to stuttering in the U.S.

We have a fascinating conversation about the cultural differences between China and the U.S. Jia describes China as a “culture of shame” where it comes to being different. In China, it’s all about being the same. Differences are shameful and shame is hidden in China.

We also have a rich discussion about covert stuttering, finding support through the National Stuttering Association and stuttering with confidence. We also talk about Jia’s speech therapy experiences and the huge emotional attachment that stuttering really is. She talks of carrying her country on her back when she talks.

This was a great conversation that could have gone on for hours. Feel free to leave comments or questions.

The music used in this episode is credited to ccMixter.

 

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2 Responses to "I Still Stutter – Episode 150"

Hi Pam, did you ever take part in Anna’s course or know of anybody that did? If so would you mind sharing with me of your thought? Thanks

Hi James – I don’t know what you are referring to. Do you mean Anna Deeter?

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