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Welcome to the MY STUTTER Blog

MY STUTTER shares incredible stories from teens and adults around the world who stutter, inspiring young people who stutter to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams. MY STUTTER also helps educate the world about the unimaginable fear and cruelty that often face children who stutter and unites us all through the common threads of compassion and kindness.

So say what you want to say. Click the Share Your Story link at the bottom of this page to submit your story!

Opinions expressed or shared in blog comments are solely those of the individuals submitting stories and comments, and do not necessarily represent the views of SAY.

A Camp That Invites Our Unique Voices to Soar by Vince Vawter

August 10, 2017

Even after 60 years, I can recall the fear that night that rolled through my stomach in pulsating knots. It’s the late 1950s and I’m at my first two-week summer camp in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

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Fluent Love

January 19, 2017

Jeremy Hays – I stared out to the railing of the balcony, a spotlight setting my chest ablaze. My stomach and ribs expanded, and hot air rushed into my throat. My arm raised a pointed finger toward the light...

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Open Letter to Cracker Barrel:

October 28, 2016

Dear Cracker Barrel, On October 25th, 2016, our friend Noah—a 16-year-old Camp SAY Camper who stutters—walked into the Cracker Barrel in Bardstown, KY to apply for a retail position, where he says he was met...

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Discrimination Against My Stutter

January 22, 2016

Growing up, I always struggled with my stutter. As a child, I was silenced, bullied, and ashamed about how I spoke, which led me to hide my stutter from other people. Although I struggled with my stuttering, in high...

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MY IMPERFECTION = MY OPPORTUNITY

December 17, 2014

Paul Vecker – For most of my life, I have battled against something that I considered an imperfection. I even personalized it and began thinking of it as my imperfection. In the beginning, it wasn’t a battle...

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Having faith in me!

September 10, 2014

Angela Rivera-Monti – Hello, My name is Angela and I stutter. My story is no different from yours. I was bullied, laughed at, and even shunned by several family members. Stuttering was taboo and never spoken of. I...

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I was hurting inside

September 2, 2014

Matthew Hobbs – I started stuttering around age 5, that I can remember. I’ve been to doctors that have said “I would be held back in school”. I have teachers talking behind my back when they...

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I know the fear stutterers face

July 21, 2014

Congressman Frank Wolf – I have served in Congress for 17 years. That means I have given thousands of speeches: on the House floor; at graduation ceremonies; at Rotary clubs; on the campaign trail. Public...

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Glad I was able to find a voice

June 23, 2014

Travis Robertson – The more I tried, the more I failed and the more people noticed, and worried, and sometimes laughed. Meeting new people meant saying my name and I had trouble getting over the ‘R’ hump...

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Learning how to love myself

June 12, 2014

Alina – Hi! I am a SAY alum turned teaching artist. I don’t remember the first time I stuttered but I remember having severe tantrums as a young child because I was unable to express myself through...

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 Just like you, your story is unique, and we want you to share your story on MY STUTTER. So say what you want to say, whether it’s the written word, a song, a video, a photograph, a quote or a poem. The choice is yours.

Just like you, your story is unique, and we want you to share your story on MY STUTTER. So say what you want to say, whether it’s the written word, a song, a video, a photograph, a quote or a poem. The choice is yours.

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