We had a wonderful virtual meeting this past Monday via Zoom. We discussed many topics, including what communication has been like during quarantine, what stuttering tells us in a time of crisis, and how to diversify the stuttering narrative beyond acceptance. We are grateful for everyone who showed up and look forward to our next meeting on Monday, July 20. As usual, we will be sending out a meeting reminder and Zoom link a day or two in advance. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.
During these challenging times, we believe in the importance of our community and we will continue to offer virtual meetings every 3rd Monday of the month. We value each member and encourage you to connect with one another and continue these conversations of supporting and empowering all people who stutter. We are committed to fostering this community and welcome any feedback you may want to share with us. What kind of support do you need from this space now and how can we help strengthen our community at a time like this?
We had a wonderful September meeting last month, with around 18 people who stutter, along with three first timers, and one SLP student. We shared laughs, stories, and connections. We opened up about the troubles we are having with our jobs and how it relates to our identity and perception of self-worth. We talked about advertising and fleshed through different scenarios and, of course, the emotions involved. We laughed about the tactics we used to do to avoid stuttering.
We always enjoy connecting on this shared experience and relating to one each other in a way that most people can not. It really is something special, and we already can’t wait until our next meeting!
- Next meeting: Monday, October 21st, 2019
- Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
- Address: 520 Eighth Avenue, (between 36th and 37th Streets), New York, NY 10018
- Venue: 3rd Floor, A.R.T./New York
Tell security in the lobby you are going to the 3rd floor, or to A.R.T./New York. They will look at your ID and take a picture. Take the elevators on the left to the 3rd floor, where you will find a whiteboard saying which room our meeting will be in.
Afternoon at the Beer Garden this Sunday!
Plans this weekend? For the third (or fourth?) year in a row, we’re having a fall get-together at Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria. It has a big backyard and lots of pretzels and beer (and fried cheese). Family and friends are welcome! See you there!
29-19 24th Avenue Astoria, New York 11102, off the N and W trains at Ditmars Boulevard.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Text 484-356-6154 if you need to get in touch that day.