Stutterers reach beyond the medical model of disability. Originally published in
Publicado originalmente en inglés en Coastal Living. ERAN LAS 4 DE LA MAÑANA CUANDO LLEGAMOS a Campo del Sur, la carretera que sigue la línea de costa en el Casco Antiguo de Cádiz, España. Después de ocho visitas, todavía me alegra llegar a esta esquina. Las calles estrechas de la Casco Antiguo explotan en una vista […]
How one moment during Carnaval in Spain turned into a lifetime of friendship. Originally published in Coastal Living. Click here for Spanish translation. IT WAS 4 IN THE MORNING WHEN WE REACHED Campo del Sur, the road hugging the coastline in the ancient center of Cádiz, Spain. Even after eight visits, I still swoon when […]
Joe Biden and I are both stutterers. Tonight, for all who stutter, it’s our moment on the national stage. Originally published in Indy Week. 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 […]
Why my stutter makes me a better reporter Originally published in the Journal of Michigan Fellows. Note to readers: This column has been revised slightly to reflect the current state of the science and the language. It is also a snapshot in time. For a 2019 update on how I currently viewed stuttering, see my essay […]
For stutterers, speaking is not just a physical handicap but also crippling psychological problem. Now gaining popularity is a radical—and controversial—notion: that stutterers are better off learning to accept their impediment rather than striving to overcome it. Originally published in Psychology Today. HEAD BOBBING, FACE GRIMACING, Vicki Schutter stood before a microphone in a Cleveland hotel and […]
The author, stuttering in Spanish with a group of 20-year-old street kids. An all-time favorite.