Getting help with your stutter is something you might be considering
Although 1 in 100 people stutter, you may never have met anyone else who does. It can feel very isolating and lonely. You can probably identify situations that seem to make your stuttering worse or words that you find particularly difficult to say. You may avoid words or change what you are going to say in an effort to try not to stutter. You may also be frustrated by other people not knowing how to react when you stutter.
Our experience has shown that talking to a Speech Language Therapist and meeting other people who stutter helps.
Listen to our interview with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ for more information
Janelle, our Executive Director and one of our specialist speech language therapists, and Felix, our social worker and a person who stutters, spoke to Jesse Mulligan for International Stuttering Awareness Day 2022 – listen to the full interview here:
Find people who stutter who inspire you
There are actually many famous people around the world who stutter. Samuel L Jackson, Sam Neil, Ed Sheeran, Emily Blunt, and Nicole Kidman are just a few well-known public figures who stutter.
Check out this video from singer Megan Washington
Someone else who stutters is Ed Sheeran
Here he is speaking at the American Institute for Stuttering‘s 9th Annual Benefit Gala, where he accepted an award and discussed his experience growing up with a stutter, as well as his tips for the young people of today who stutter.
Here are some more famous people who stutter
Some of these are people who stutter themselves, and others have spoken about stuttering when they were younger.