Stammer Time: Building a Society that Accepts Stuttering (Ep. 670)

Barry Yeoman, StutterTalk

Journalist Barry Yeoman

Barry Yeoman joins Chaya Goldstein to talk about his thought provoking article Stammer Time which highlights how stutterers are moving past the medical model of disability. The conversation explores the social model vs. medical model of disability, the concept of ‘stutter gain’, the history of the stuttering self-community, how we can practically start make changes to create a more stutter friendly world, and why he’s excited about the recent conversation in stuttering community about the social model of disability.

Barry Yeoman is a freelance journalist living in Durham, North Carolina. He also teaches journalism and narrative nonfiction at Wake Forest University and Duke University. He has been a member of the stuttering self-help movement since 1992.