Don't Hold Back
Posted on March 04 2015
I have been a PWS (Person Who Stutters) since I was nine years old. Today, March 2015, I am 20 years old. I have struggled with my stutter every single day and every time I open my mouth since. For the past 11 years I have thought of myself as an outcast, someone who was cursed with this terrible demon inside of me that ensures that I can't even tell a joke to my best friend without it coming out as a bad joke. Since reading an inspiring book called Out With It, my whole life and perspective of stuttering has changed. I now understand that there are more people out there that stutter and that there is no reason for me to be ashamed of myself for the way I talk. Since reading that book I have actually done my most recent speech in my public speaking class on stuttering and admitted to my stuttering. I have learned to not be ashamed of my stutter and other PWS should not be ashamed either. Don't hold back what you have to say, juat say it no matter how long it takes. Everything you have to say is worth it.