Stuttering Openly and Seeing What Happens at the FRIENDS Convention (Ep. 539)

stuttering, StutterTalk

Grace McMahon, 16 years old, attending her 7th FRIENDS convention

Grace McMahon, 16 years old, joins Peter Reitzes at the FRIENDS 18th annual convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. Grace is attending her 7th FRIENDS convention this summer. Ms. McMahon discusses tearing down the fears of stuttering, stuttering openly, speaking to her entire school about stuttering and her change from focussing on fluency all the time to working on stuttering openly and being happy with herself. Grace shares how both she and her parents have moved from wanting fluency to embracing that stuttering is okay. Grace has a brother who stutters and shared during this episode that “We both stuttering openly; it’s pretty great.”