They discuss how best to advertise your stuttering while on a date, people’s reactions to stuttering, gender roles and stuttering, and much more. Sara Mac Intyre is a person who stutters and a graduate student studying Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Turns out, my college boyfriend was not the only man who would overlook, or even embrace, my stutter.
He was just one member of a much larger group of good-natured and compassionate people eager to connect.
I began to understand that my speech impediment, which had tortured me since childhood, was actually a useful tool in deciphering the quality of a person.
However this is all much more scary for someone who has to deal with a stutter or a stammer which means that even when everything is going well and you do connect, you might still struggle to get the words out.
This makes it very difficult to look confident and at ease, and creates a barrier between you and the person you are trying to get to know.