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I’m learning to come to terms with the fact that there is no cure to my stutter. Speech therapy I took as a child helped significantly, but there will always be some disconnect that occurs from what I know I want to say to when I physically need to say it. I always worry that it makes me appear unintelligent, and it’s frustrating to be unable to properly articulate what I mean to say, constantly having to swap words and phrases, and embarrassing whenever I can’t even properly introduce myself to someone.

Ironically enough I love public speaking, and as a mental health advocate and someone who loves to publicly present on a variety of things, including poetry, I’ve never let my stutter stop me. I do wish it never existed in the first place, but if it’s taught me anything its the importance of using your voice to speak about important matters. I’m starting to accept that it’s a part of me, just another one of my quirks that makes me who I am.

2 Replies to “Speaking”

  1. Luz.Feliz says:


    I love this post and I love you. Knowing you on a personal level I understand and know wholeheartedly that your stutter doesn’t stop you from doing anything you are meant to do. Whether it is providing a presentation to us as a group or anything else, I love that you always bring your very best to the table and no matter what you are very well spoken. Sometimes though, I must admit that when others don’t give you the chance to reintroduce yourself when it may not come out right the first time and I am there with you it frustrates me because I know that you are able and I just want them to shut up and give you a chance, but I also understand that you are just that- able. Thank you for teaching me new things. 🙂

  2. Amily says:


    Thank you so much for your response, you’re so sweet :3 And I love you too! I’m glad I’m able to teach you new things <3

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