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Proud Stutter

A podcast about changing how we understand and talk about stuttering, one conversation at a time.


The Psychology Behind Being A Stuttering Ally To A Loved One W/ Benedict & Talia Sheehan (Part 1)
Show Details19min 21s
Bus Driving With A Stutter Is Not What You Think
Show Details43min 38s
Acting With A Stutter: Starring As Stuttering Huntress in New Animated Series
Show Details28min 25s
1-Year Anniversary Highlights, Evolving Proud Stutter, & More!
Show Details15min 29s
Advice & Hope: An Elementary School Teacher’s Stuttering Story w/ Melissa Herrera
Show Details37min 48s
Stuttering Stigma and Amanda Mammana’s America’s Got Talent Audition
Show Details36min 51s
Stuttering, Code Switching and Redefining A Good Day With Dana Amihere
Show Details26min 21s
Exploring Stuttering and Intersectional Identities (Live Interview!)
Show Details34min 14s
Communicating In A Second Language and Stuttering: An Interview with Dad
Show Details16min 57s
NSAW Recap, Season 2 Announcement, Public Speaking With A Stutter, and The Evolution of Speech Therapy
Show Details32min 31s
Can 'Flow' Activities Have A Positive Impact on Stuttering?
Show Details29min 16s
National Stuttering Awareness Week 2022: Be Part of It!
Show Details8min 59s
Nina G on Stuttering Representation in TV, Film, and the Media
Show Details28min 32s
A Teenager's Journey to Finding Pride In His Stutter
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Uncovering The Causes of Stuttering, An Interview With A Neuroscientist
Show Details25min 5s
Creating a Safe Space at Work For People Who Stutter
Show Details22min 50s
Stuttering in the Newsroom with Pro Publica’s Mariam Elba
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Stuttering, Blackness, and Music with JJJJJerome Ellis, Part 2
Show Details24min 43s
Stuttering, Blackness, and Music with JJJJJerome Ellis, Part 1
Show Details25min 37s
The Unpredictability of Covert Stuttering and Passing as Fluent
Show Details24min 47s
Stuttering with Confidence: A Conversation with a Speech Therapist Who Stutters
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Did you know there is a community of Speech-Language Pathologists who stutter? Bailey Levis, a speech therapist and proud person who stutters, is the founder of the San Francisco Speech and Fluency Center. Bailey’s approach to stuttering treatment is unique in that he centers his practice around acceptance, confidence-building, and goal setting.

Maya and Cynthia speak with Bailey about his stuttering treatment philosophy and what led him to become a speech therapist. Other topics covered include:

  • The positives of having a speech therapist who also stutters
  • An incident that stopped Maya’s dream of becoming a speech therapist
  • Avoiding certain classes
  • Neurodiversity
  • What advice would Bailey give his 8-year-old self?

Addendum for Episode 6 of Proud Stutter: When Bailey mentions the term "neurotypical" in the episode, he meant to use the term "neurodiverse."

(A full transcript of the episode is available here)


At 5:45 - “As adults, we-we-we're gonna have to, you know, face our stuttering and manage it for our entire lives. But we don't have to let it stop us from living our lives to our fullest.”

At 10: 37 - “[Stuttering Therapy] is about identifying uncomfortable situations and helping people to be comfortable in those uncomfortable situations…it's all the things that we avoid doing in our lives or the things that we avoid saying, that's the disability.”

Mentioned in the episode:

Tik Tok clip - This Woman With A Stutter Is Going Viral After Filming Herself Ordering At A Drive-Thru, And Her Videos Are Raising Awareness About The Disorder

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Published Dec 31, 2021 at 1:45pm
Stuttering and Looking Beyond First Impressions
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Stuttering Subreddit: Building Community Online
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Real Talk with Mom: Stuttering Acceptance vs. Fluency
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Dating with a Stutter
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Stuttering, The Coming Out Story
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Introducing Proud Stutter!
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