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My child’s struggle to figure out who he was called everything I believed into question. With my strong faith and lots of soul-searching, the answers finally became clear. By Gina Kentopp as told to Barry Yeoman Originally published in Woman’s Day. WHEN MY SECOND CHILD, KYLE, was born in 1994, and the nurse told me […]
These days, I think my success is not in spite of my stutter, but rather because of it. Still, it’s never easy. Originally published in Saturday Evening Post. I SIT IN FRONT OF THE MICROPHONE, looking through a window at my producer in the control booth. I’m about to begin one of the scariest jobs […]
The mapping of the human genome inspired not only a flood of scientific research, but also a flurry of commercial genetic tests aimed at the curious consumer. The author submitted his DNA and gained access to a trove of information—some fascinating, some reassuring, some terrifying. Originally published in Duke Magazine. WHEN WE ADOPTED SCOOTER IN […]
Joe Biden and I are both stutterers. Tonight, for all who stutter, it’s our moment on the national stage. Originally published in IndyWeek. I WAS WALKING TO THE PEPSI CENTER in Denver this week, talking with a former public official from Illinois. The conversation turned to Sen. Joe Biden. “I have a personal question,” she said […]
The author, stuttering in Spanish with a group of 20-year-old street kids. An all-time favorite.