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I have a speech impediment (stutter).  I've had it as long as I can remember, which wasn't to long ago (j/k) since I was little.  Over the years I've dealt with teases and questions.  And I've learned to deal with it.  During school, I would have kids mimic me. I had some friends not a lot, some people only put up with me because I was friends with their friends.  I took forever to say one word.  I had people finish my sentences for me, which annoyed me, but I learned to deal with it, and don't mind so much anymore.  People would ask me my name and it took me a while to say it, they would ask me, and giggle "did you forget your name?" I became a pro at getting out of doing an oral report.  Did it til I was 2nd year college.  But when I transferred to another school and I knew I couldn't do it anymore.  I think that was one of the hardest things I had to do.  I had the fear that I would judged and made fun of. But it didn't turn out that way.  No laughs, no giggles, no mimics.  I did great!  Then a few semesters later I had to take speech, just because I did it that one time doesn't mean I got over the fear of public speaking.  I dreaded taking speech, but I did it and it's over with.  I got a B in that class.  

Today, when I talk to friends they can't shut me up! LoL  But I like to sing more,  I can't sing though LOL  When I sing my speech is fluent, no stutter!  It's the only time I can feel what it's like not to stutter.  I still struggle through my speech but I don't let it take over.

 
 

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