Its been a while since I posted on the blog as I was away on vacation but I am back to my cold city.
I will be chatting about a support group I attended last week. It felt amazing being with people who stutter and talking about our experiences . A few surprised me as I thought I was the only one who did things that way.
I will be posting a link to my podcast (the African stutterer) so click, listen, comment and share 🙂
PS.. I would love to have a guest on the podcast so let’s connect and make that happen.
I know you guys have heard me say stuttering awareness day is also my birthday and that was my inspiration to start a blog and podcast.
Please do not be hard on yourself. Accept this beautiful part of you. Educate people who care to learn and most importantly do not tie your lack of fluency to your self esteem. I know I did but not anymore.
Here’s a link to my podcast and I promise to be consistent! 🙂
Where do I begin, this can be an issue for me sometimes when waiting in line to get some food. I know what I want but when it’s my turn it can take a while before I speak out. I am certain most of the time the servers don’t understand whats going on and honestly, it can be embarrassing sometimes (this includes drive thrus.. oh lord!).
I had 2 experiences yesterday while trying to get something to eat and I thought I should share as whoever is reading or listening to my podcast will understand my frustration.
I like to think that stuttering has a lesser effect on me now than it used to, but damn. It gets me once in a while.
I just uploaded a new post on stuttering my way through interviews. I am certain I will come back to this topic as I have lots of experiences as job interviews are hard on its own and sometimes worse for one with a stutter (speaking for myself here). Let me know what you think and also your experiences while interviewing for a job. Any stories, pls let me into your life lol.
I will be speaking about dating next time.. little stories here and there. Until next time people. Listen and thank you for stoping by! 🙂
Here is the link to my podcast ( The African stutterer ).
You’ve got a nice blog! I’m excited to see more awareness on this issue. You can find a community of local professionals that are stutterers too. There are lots of such organizations in the US – I don’t know about Canada.
Also, let me know if you accept guest bloggers. I’m a mild-moderate stutterer too and will be happy to share interview and general life tips based on my experience.
By Nobody (from Naira Land)
So I got this comment and you made my morning at 1AM. so thank you. I made a recording appreciating this soul so listen 🙂 and also briefly speaking about my experience when I migrated. I will be diving into a hot topic about the telephones and interviews next time .
Also, I need people to drop comments and yes yes yes I will love to have guest bloggers and audio recordings from fellow stutterers.
Stuttering, also known as stammering, which is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds.
Well, this is my life. Now, I just started getting comfortable with this side of me just a few years ago and started researching when I needed answers. I learnt about these terms ..covert and overt stuttering .. I consider myself being both.. All my life, I have being a Covert stutterer, where I tried my best to avoid stuttering in public and constantly using filler words and the main goal in my mind is not to stutter and be fluent at all times.
Now, I am more overt as I try to let myself go and just live, pause and speak. When i get blocks, i have to wait it out.. everyone has to because I have somethings I want to say haha.
I have a podcast where I talk about my experience on both sides and if anyone is reading or listening, I’d like to know where do you belong or are you on both sides. Podcast Link is below. Thank you 🙂