Making Waves: A Stammering Pride Flag
A new flag to celebrate stammering pride has been released.
A diverse collection of people who stammer and believe in the stammering pride movement have got together to create a flag to represent stammering pride (pictured above).
Patrick Campbell from the team says, "We are very excited to share our flag with you. It symbolises the waves of stammering pride rippling through the community".
The flag itself was designed by Conor Foran, a graphic designer who stammers and who founded the Dysfluent magazine, following a collaborative process and conversation with the team. It "visually embodies the values, ideals and hopes of stammering pride", they say. "We understand stuttering itself as a political act. With this flag, we take pride in our speech disability."
Patrick adds, "We are hoping that people who stammer and their allies find it useful for advocacy work, as well as their own personal stammering journeys".
Read the full story behind the flag, its choice of colours and what it symbolises, plus more about the team behind it, at stutteringprideflag.org
Get the flag
At stutteringprideflag.org you can also download a digital version of the Making Waves stammering pride flag for social media, personal or commercial use.
To buy a higher resolution version, or to order a physical flag, stickers or postcards, go to their Indiegogo crowdfunding page and support the project. They aim to start producing these in Spring 2023.
If you would like more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is stammering pride?
The team behind the flag say, "To us, stuttering pride is a belief that stuttering voices are valid and important. It is a hope for a future in which people who stutter are respected and included. It is a movement to create this change and celebrate stuttering culture". Read more in our article 'A day exploring Stammering Pride', as well as articles by Patrick Campbell: 'What if we fight for our right to stammer' and 'The origins of Stammering Pride and Prejudice'.