Today (22 October) is stuttering awareness day. Maybe you missed it, maybe you’ll read this tomorrow. Anyway, it might be good for you to know that there such a day, because for many people, stuttering is a big part of their lives. Including me! Sure, I make jokes about it and I’m pretty content with the way I speak, but it’s still something that defines me. Tonight we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Dutch Stuttering Federation with a party in Amsterdam. Many familiar faces, interesting discussions and a lot of champagne. Evenings like these make me proud to be a part of the stuttering community and hopeful to create more awareness for stuttering. It always feels good to be in a place you can stutter freely. Sometimes I wish the whole world would be like that. Maybe I’m turning into an optimist, maybe it’s just the champagne talking. Probably the last 😉
Still, I will keep working on making stuttering more accepted!