How stammering led to my passion and drive

The article's author Babszie Giwa

3rd March 2021

Passing on what he'd learned to others helped Babszie Giwa grow in confidence and see his true value. Here he tells us how he's turned to online content creation to carry on inspiring people.

When I was young I stammered a lot, which affected me at school. It stopped me from having the confidence to express myself to teachers. 

I had speech and language therapy, which helped me deal with my issues around stammering and increased my confidence. It made me want to help younger people going through the same thing, so I joined a speech group at school and started to share with others who stammered what I had learned. In addition to that we also played fun games in order to keep it interactive and I became a mentor to those individuals, asking them about their lives and how school was going for them.

Mainly due to my experience of being in that group, my confidence grew. It really made me feel how valuable my experiences are

Mainly due to my experience of being in that group, my confidence grew. It really made me feel how valuable my experiences are, and how me passing on to others what I had learnt allowed me to really feel like I was truly making a difference. 

Subsequently, this led to my passion for content creation. I've recently started making lifestyle YouTube videos and podcasts. They're not about stammering but with my content I want to inspire people generally and help individuals who are struggling in some way in life.

You can subscribe to my podcast 'Last Word with Babs' and my YouTube channel.

Babszie made a video about his stammer journey, which you can watch below. If you'd like to tell us about your own journey with stammering, find out how you can Share Your Story

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