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vikeshVvvikesh here, no I didn’t forget my name, I just have a stutter. For more than half my life I never spoke about my stuttering with anyone and I think it was fear of being judged but also guilt. I felt guilty that I was speaking the wrong way and that fluency was the only right way.

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How stand-up comedy alleviated my stutter

Ryan CowleySince I was seven years old, I have had a stutter. I never know what to say when curious minds asked how it started, though.

I was always a sensitive, nervous kid with a tendency to worry about things that never ended up happening. In any case, stuttering has been a cog, if you will, for much of my life. That’s not to say, however, that it defines me.

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Joze Piranian's award-winning Tedx talk

Joze PiranianLifelong stutterer and award-winning Speaker and Comedian Joze Piranian shares his ongoing journey of confronting fear to motivate others to overcome their own obstacles (their "inner stutter") and fulfill their true potential.

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A Boy and a Jaguar: the life of Alan Rabinowitz

A boy and a jaguarDr. Alan Rabinowitz passed away last month at age 65 after a prolonged struggle with leukemia. A distinguished zoologist and preservationist, he co-founded an organization, Panthera, to help preserve endangered big cats in their natural habitats.

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A look back at the movie Rocket Science

Rocket ScienceMovies that feature stuttering are few and far between, and they usually depict it unrealistically or for the laugh factor. There are exceptions, of course. In 2010, the The King’s Speech was released, an uplifting story about the struggles of King George VI as he unexpectedly assumes the throne of England. But three years earlier, to considerably less attention, launched a different film that also featured a stuttering protagonist, Rocket Science. The two films could not be more different.

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