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Although choosing to stay quiet at school because of his stammer, drama class helped Kingsley express himself. Here he tells us about becoming an actor, stand-up comedian and author.
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Published poet Liz Diamond tells us the story behind her poem about stammering. Watch a video of Liz performing it too.
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John tells us about discovering holistic approaches and how they help with mental health.
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Ramesh reflects on the success of the group he set up only last year, which is thriving through shared leadership.
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Ellis writes candidly about the effects of negative responses to his stammer, as well as working as a Lifeguard.
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Laura tells us about the lengths she used to go to in order to appear fluent, and what helped her to face her fears.
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Andrea gives us the background to her poem 'My Voice', all about the challenges of stammering, and her determination to live life to the full.
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Richard talks about stammering, school, uni and dating in the pre-internet 90s, as well as what helps him now.
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Self-doubt over his stammer almost stopped Tom applying for a job in the Police Force. Read what happened when he pressed submit…
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Devon talks about the pressure to be fluent and her conflicting feelings about managing her stammer.
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Erim tells us how speech & language therapy helped him to think more positively about his stammer, and how he wants to go into the profession himself.
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Izzy tells us what helps her with her stammer, and finding the strength to go for the career she wants.
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