In light of events on campus, we are postponing the planned screening of My Beautiful Stutter. We encourage those who were planning to attend to support students at the Barnes Center, or use the time to fight hate and promote inclusion in the way they feel safest.
My Beautiful Stutter is the powerful and inspirational story of five kids who enter experimental, interactive and arts-based programs at The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY). After a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, some have found themselves close to suicide, others enter SAY withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from fluency training and the pressure to not stutter or remain silent. Over the course of a year, we witness the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: it’s okay to stutter.
Presented by The School of Education Dean’s Office, Department of Teaching & Leadership, Disability Studies programs, and the Center on Human Policy.
This event was first published on November 12, 2019 and last updated on November 19, 2019.