A question for you
Date: 6/18/2012 4:46:00 PM
I need your help on this post.
I want to ask you a question - some of you mailed me and commented on the last post, that you admired me. And some of you mentioned how you wouldn't have imagined, by reading my blog, that I stutter.
My question is - Why?
Why do you admire me (in the context of my stuttering)? Why do you think I am a brave person? Why is it that you cannot believe that I stutter (having known me only through my blog?)
Is it because you feel that I am doing well for myself, am happy and content, despite this "disadvantage" that I have?
Do you feel that it is laudable that, despite having faced laughter, derision and teasing in my childhood, I have yet turned out to be comfortable with myself?
What picture do you have of someone who stutters? Awkward, diffident, unsocial? Inept? Stupid? Boring? Irritating?
Why do you think my writing and the fact that I stutter don't quite gel? Is it because my writing is confident while the picture you have of a person who stutters is not?
You can be totally honest. If you want, you can choose to be anonymous too when you comment. It is perfectly fine, whatever you say, because I know that the media has given us certain stereotypes and we all fall prey to stereotypes.
I need to know this - because I have something in mind, something that I might choose to reveal sometime in the future - and for that, I need to know exactly what you feel about stuttering and about people who stutter. Do you know anybody else who stutters? What has been your impression about the person?
Please comment! Thank you :)