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André’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 […]

From loneliness to Stamily

This was my first youth exchange. I’ve heard about this camp when I was in speech therapy and my therapist mentioned about it. I was curious and excited that I told my father about it, to which he said you don’t need those types of things, they aren’t necessary. My father isn’t a mean man, […]

People who stutter are not awesome

Written by Rik Okay, there is a statement for you right there. Let me try explain what I mean by this. Last week during the Erasmus+ Youth Exchange in Lemele, The Netherlands, one of the workshops we did was on stereotypes about stuttering. The stereotypes that society has and that People Who Stutter (PWS) themselves […]

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