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How Vlogging Is Empowering a New Generation of Stutterers

They ground me, authorizing me to keep talking like I do.

This is dis/fluent, a column by Sophia Stewart on stuttering, self-understanding, and disability in private and public spheres.

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The Rustle of Language

Look at these young women who feel entitled to take up space, who have decided their speech is worthy of documentation and propagation. Look—your pain isn’t special, they’re going through exactly what you are, and they’re just fine. Look! Just talk like you talk! That’s what they’re doing, and if they can, then you can too!