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Guide to smashing a job interview

Written by Natalie The blasted job interview. For so many people this is daunting, however for people who stammer this process is crippling. The terror of being questioned and explaining why YOU deserve the opportunity to work for their company.  I felt inspired to share my personal interviewing advice following a previous podcast, where I shared some […]

Hanna’s Experience

Written by Hanna When I was younger my stuttering made me silent. I only spoke when I felt I wouldn’t stutter. Despite switching out words and planning ahead what I was gonna say, I still got long blocks in my speech. The shame I felt in those moments was excruciating. The anxiety afterwards lasted for […]

Is it ever okay to be defined by my stammer?

Written by Natalie Odd I know. But I understand why other PWS wouldn’t want to be defined by their stammer and wouldn’t hope that when others thought or spoke about them that one of the first things they say is “do you know they stammer?”. I used to think like this too, but I have learned […]

AndrĂ©’s experience

Safe spaces are gaining popularity in the world. The idea behind safe spaces is to gather a group of people with a common struggle (usually minorities) in a harassment-free environment, so they can share their experiences without constantly having to worry about how they will be perceived. Perhaps the most common safe spaces nowadays are […]

Therese’s experience

Written by Therese For many years I have had and still have, a hard time accepting my function-variation (I prefer that word over disability/handicap) and I still get feelings of shame for something I can’t help. I have avoided certain situations, people and places in almost my entire life because of fear of other people’s […]

Diversity of natural communication

Written by Jurjen Hello again everybody, I wrote already something short that came up in my mind after the camp, but I wanted to share a bit more because I sometimes need some extra time to process my experiences into explainable thoughts. It was my second time at the camp and this year I was […]

My life-changing experience

Written by Janne When I look back on my life, I see it as a roller coaster ride – constantly up and down. Since middle school I’ve had periods of depression. There have been times when I felt better and when it seemed as if I didn’t have depression anymore, but then it all came […]

Personal truths

Written by Liam Yesterday I was having a conversation with my housemate about truths and people’s personal truths. The premise of this conversation developed from a show she went to see on Saturday night, Peter Gynt. The conversation centered around the question of “Does a person exist if the truth they have developed for themselves, […]

Konsta’s experience

Written by Konsta I started stuttering around the age of 2. I’m now turning 21. The first time I heard about the Finnish Stuttering Association was a bit over 6 months ago, when my speech therapist told me about it. Tells you a bit about the awareness of stuttering and the things regarding it, even […]

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