Make Room For The Stuttering

I Am Who I Am – Episode 234

Posted on: March 25, 2021

Episode 234 features Alexis Connolly, who hails from Baginton, England. Her village has a tiny population of about 700. She has worked for the NHS – National Health Service – full time for 25 years. She progressively advanced in her career, in positions she was interested in. She presently works part-time as a radiology assistant.

I commented that she sure has had jobs that require a lot of communication. She shared that early in her work with the NHS, she took a job as a cleaner, figuring she wouldn’t have to talk so much. And look at her now.

Alexis is involved in the stuttering community through the British Stammering Association, now known as “Stamma.” She is active in some stuttering Facebook groups. She attended her first BSA conference and felt like her life was changed. She wasn’t afraid of her stammer anymore. Alexis also had a paper published for the annual ISAD conference in October 2020. Her paper was titled “Never Give Up: My Life Living with a Stammer.”

Listen in as we talk about stammering not defining our selves, not caring as much of negative reactions from others, and the worry Alexis had about being able to say her vows at her wedding.

What a great conversation about turning lemons into lemonade.

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