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A Waterbury-Based Speech Pathologist Launched the Viral 'I'm Worth Listening To' Campaign

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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"Hi, my name is Ronan," the boy wearing a tie-dye sweatshirt in an online video says slowly. "I'm a person who stutters, and I'm worth listening to." The next video under the hashtag #normalizestutteringchallenge on Instagram features a middle-aged British man standing in front of a tree. "Hi! I'm Paul," the smiling man says. "I stutter. And I'm worth listening to." A few hundred videos later is Ana Hernandez, in Chicago: "Hola, soy Ana," she says in Spanish. "Si tartamudeas, te escucho." Translation: If you stutter, I hear you. The...

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