Change and Impact Stuttering Initiative with NBA Player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Ep. 709)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a professional NBA basketball player, joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss his “Change and Impact Initiative” for stuttering. This initiative is a platform created to improve access to healthcare and expand services and resources for those who stutter. Mr. Kidd-Gilchrist shares his vision for creating change for stuttering through legislation in congress and how he believes the time to act is now when we have a president in the white house who stutters. Michael also speaks to why he believes imperfection is beautiful, and how he is facing his fears by speaking about stuttering and creating the Change and Impact Initiative.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, StutterTalk

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, also known as “MKG,” is a  professional American basketball player who has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 2012. MKG first gained national attention in high school as a McDonald’s  All-American and was named Mr. Basketball USA. He went on to play college basketball for the University of Kentucky where he and his teammates won the 2012 NCAA Division Men’s Basketball Tournament. MKG was selected as the second  overall pick by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2012 NBA Draft. He has played for the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, the Dallas Mavericks, and the New York Knicks throughout his NBA career.