Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 12: Series Summary

Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be the twelfth blog in the Stuttering in Mainstream Media series and is going to be a summary of the series. I have spent a lot of time over the past few weeks thinking and planning about where I wanted this series to go. …

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Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 11: Bruce Willis’s Story

A lot of people know Bruce Willis from his roles in films such as Die Hard, Glass and The Sixth Sense to name but a few but did you know that Bruce Willis used to have a stutter? The fact that Bruce Willis, a very successful actor, has lived with and got past having a …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 10: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stuttering

Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be the 10th blog in the Stuttering in Mainstream Media and is going to be about the Do's and Don'ts of Stuttering. Even though I have mentioned in a few previous blogs about how stuttering affects everyone differently, there are a few trends that …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 9: Musharaf Asghar’s Story

Musharaf's Story is a really interesting story that was brought to life through the Bristish Documentary series, Educating Yorkshire. In this blog, we are going to be looking at what his story is and then we are going to look at the reactions that people had to his story on the TV show Gogglebox. Hello …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 8: Stuttering as a Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher

Growing up people always said to me that I could never be a teacher because of my stutter. I never understood this and I always questioned them saying why would my stutter hold me back? They never had a valid point to make in their answers and it led me to challenge their assumptions. Roll …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 6: James Earl Jones

Did you know that Darth Vader's actor had a stutter? The man behind one of Hollywoods most recognisable voices was mute for nearly eight years! These two facts alone help paint a brief insight into the pain that a stutter can cause a person. A stutter affects more than just your ability to speak, it …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 5: The Printer Theory

How can you compare Stuttering to a printer? How can people understand a stutter if they haven't got one themselves? How can learning about a stutter help treat it? I hope to answer these questions in today's blog all about a Stuttering Theory I created myself. Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 4: Being Picked on by a Teacher

Stuttering affects lots of different people in lots of different ways. One of the main factors to think of when it comes to stuttering is how people react to you. Teachers in school are there to support and mentor you so how do you react when one of them makes fun of your stutter? This …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 3: Stutterspirations

What is a stutterspiration? How do they help people who stutter? What does it take to be a stutterspiration? Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be the fourth blog in the Stuttering in Mainstream Media series and is going to be about Stutterspirations. Stutterspiration is a word that I have …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 2: Do age and gender affect having a stutter?

Ever wondered if age had an effect on if someone stuttered? Do more men stutter? Do men outgrow stutters more than women do? Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be the second blog in the Stuttering in Mainstream Media series. This blog is going to cover whether age and gender …