The Power of Stuttering Allies (Ep. 648)

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Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson joins Chaya Goldstein at the 2018 National Stuttering Association’s (NSA) 35th annual conference to discuss becoming comfortable with stuttering, the beauty of stuttering vulnerability, the importance of stuttering allies, the power of meeting other people who stutter, issues around acceptance, framing stuttering as a strength, and so much more.

Emily Anderson is a person who stutters from Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Anderson is an environmentalist specializing in water quality and contaminated sites located in the rural Yukon River tribes. Being outdoors in nature is a huge part of Emily’s life. Her love for Alaska inspired Anderson to start Alaska’s first Family Chapter, hoping to spread awareness and self acceptance for fellow stutters. The constant support from her mother, a retired speech-language pathologist, and loving boyfriend is her driving force behind being an advocate for the stuttering community. If you want to hear more about her story, check out Anderson’s articles on the website The Mighty.

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Chaya Goldstein, CCC-SLP

Chaya Goldstein, M.A. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who stutters. She works at the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) in New York City and teaches graduate courses in Fluency Disorders. She co-leads the National Stuttering Association Adult Manhattan chapter and coordinates the FRIENDS “Stepping Up” Mentorship program for children and teens who stutter. She’s cares deeply about stuttering advocacy, education, and empowerment and is committed to educating SLPs, educators and the public.