A Fresh Look at Stuttering produced by Vivian Sisskin, M.S.
'Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.'
This quote, attributed to both Marilyn Monroe and Kurt Cobain, may not resonate for someone who has spent most of his or her life desperately trying to hide stuttering. Daily exhaustion from changing words, making excuses, timing interactions, and getting others to do the talking leads to much more than frustration. The life impact from stuttering can affect confidence, spontaneity, job performance, and social interactions. Yet, the wish to be #fluent# often outweighs the freedom to communicate and the desire to make human connection.
This 24-minute video follows adults who stutter through their gradual, emotional transformation. They discover the paradox that by accepting and embracing their stuttering rather than hiding it they achieve more fluent communication. They share their personal insights, successes and failures, and the sources of the courage they mustered in order to face fear, step out of their comfort zone, and accept themselves as they are.
A 23 minute film for adults and teens!