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  1. SHE IN THE KNOW (@Sheintheknow) says

    It’s so nice to see someone openly talk about their stammer, especially since it’s not something you would see a lot of really. I mean… I went to school with a guy who had a stammer and I can always remember being patient with him. I refused to finish his sentences, because I didn’t want to embarrass him – it was something we regularly talked about and he told me that it made him feel incredible awkward when people did. I can’t imagine what it’s like to feel tongue-twisted all the time, but it’s so intriguing to read from your perspective and your experience. I don’t think anyone should be ashamed of what makes them different, what makes them who they are x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk

    • believeinamiracle says

      Thank you! People don’t talk about it enough so I wanted to share my story to hopefully help people who are struggling 💕 That’s so lovely of you to support your friend, I think that’s the most important thing, support is sometimes all we need xo

  2. Liz Brannan says

    I love this post as I also have quite a bad stammer. I struggle mostly with b’s and p’s – great when your surname begins with a b 😂 but I agree with you completely, it’s so mortifying! My receptionist jobs have helped a lot with phone calls but I still get people saying ‘did you forget what you were going to say?’ Or they laugh at me down the phone and it really hurts. It’s something that’s rarely talked about and I have no idea where mine comes from or what causes it! So happy that you spoke so openly about it, proud of you! Xx

    • believeinamiracle says

      Ahhh, no way 😭 I haven’t had a job where I have had to answer the phone a lot but with the job I’m I now I do have to phone people up but I always have to decided what I’m going to say before I call, it kind of makes it a little easier. I hate that people don’t understand! Thank you so so much lovely, I’m always here to talk 💕 xo

  3. lifewithneve says

    This is so brave and so refreshing, someone taking something they cant fully control and speaking out about it! This truly gives people more of an awareness! Thank you so much for sharing, it proved a super interesting read!

  4. foundationsandfairytales says

    I love that you’ve been brave enough to talk about this for others who may be experiencing the same things as you! I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you, I hate talking on the phone at the best of times! I watched that programme before about people with a stammer where they had to go and talk to people in London and it made me cry I really wanted them all to do well and it was heart warming to see how many genuinely nice people there are who were patient with them I wish everyone could be like that for you! I’m so glad that you’re finding ways to make it a little better and you aren’t letting it stop you grabbing hold of any opportunities that may come around for you!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • believeinamiracle says

      Thank you so much! It’s definitely hard some times and my mental health does suffer for it but I don’t let it get me down. I watched that programme as well, they were so brave and I so wish people were the same, I hate that they aren’t patient enough for me to finish a sentence xo

  5. Bexa says

    This is a really brave and helpful post Samba 💖. It’s great you are talking openly about your experiences and I’m sure this post will help others who are in a similar situation. I felt really sad when I read how insensitive people can be, especially the man at work. Well done for not letting this define you, you are such an inspiration! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • believeinamiracle says

      Thank you so much for reading, Bexa! I just hope more people will reach out or talk about having a stammer as it’s definitely a touchy subject. The more people who speak out about it the better 💕 This means so much xo

  6. shafiabegumblogs says

    I actually haven’t read many people come forward about this so it is so nice to read something like this. I’m so glad you’ve wrote about it because it could definitely encourage others to feel at ease and someone reading this may be inspired to speak out about it more. It’s definitely something that isn’t spoken about a lot so you should be incredibly proud of yourself. GO YOU!

    • believeinamiracle says

      That’s exactly why I wanted to write about it, there’s just not enough awareness and sometimes I feel like people don’t realise just how hard it is for someone with a stammer. Hopefully people will understand a little more now ✨ Thank you SO much! xo

  7. Menna Rachel says

    Wonderful post! It’s awesome that you’re putting yourself out there. I know a small portion of the struggle. I have a very minor stammer when I can say specific words. It can be embarrassing but I find that the people who actually matter don’t care and will be patent.
    Menna x
    mennarachel.com

    • believeinamiracle says

      It’s hard isn’t it?! Oh definitely. Strangers aren’t going to get it but it would be nice if they were a little more patient although as you say the people who actually matter are so supportive xo

  8. Simply Michelle says

    i love that you have the courage to talk about such a personal struggle. you are completely right! your stammer does not control your life nor does it define you! I can totally relate to having trouble making phone calls due to anxiety. I struggled with that my whole life, i would sound shaky and couldn’t call while being anywhere NEAR people. It wasn’t until recently with being on medication and having to call a lot of people at work that i started to get better at talking on the phone. wonderfully written post, thank you for sharing your story ❤️

    • believeinamiracle says

      Thank you so much! Even though I do struggle with it, it never going define me. Phone calls just stress me out so much, I would much rather just send an email! I’m the same with not talking while near people, I have to walk away 🙈 xo

  9. ruthinrevolt says

    Aww, lovely! Well done for sharing this. I agree with what others have said – it’s not something you see a lot of discussion about, so I’m sure this will be helpful to anyone who is in a similar situation. It must be very difficult for you but I’m so glad to hear that you’re not letting it define you. You should be really proud of yourself.

  10. Melina Elisa says

    I actually didn’t know that you had a stammer, and I think that this was an extremely brave post for you to write. This was extremely insightful for someone who has never experienced something like this, but at the same time I think this post is going to help loads of people who are struggling with this. Great post Sam xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

  11. Benjamin Biddulph says

    This genuinely breaks my heart I know so well how this feels, I’m sure we have different experiences with it but doesnt make it any less difficult. add to this hearing impairments and dyslexia. its extremely difficult and get extremely annoyed with myself, I have improved small amounts. but I always get anxious when I get asked to read something out loud in home group even though I know they are extremely supportive of me

  12. Imogen Chloe says

    This is such a wonderful and inspiring post, you should be really proud of this lovely! I know the struggle as growing up I had a stammer as a result of going deaf as a child – it’s all sorted now though but I can understand the difficulty sometimes and as you say it’s a thing which no one really talks about too. Hopefully you find more people who can relate but I’m always here if you need / want a chat. Imogen xx

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