If you've ever considered boldly embracing your stutter but are not sure how, I invite you to meet Samantha Roblyer. Samantha is a sophomore from Lincoln, Nebraska who uses the medium of poetry to share her stuttering experiences. With her powerful words, Samantha destigmatizes stuttering and provides healing for her listeners. Her poems “If My Child Should be Born with a Stutter” and “Timelines” have inspired hundreds already. It is our hope that in watching these videos you are inspired to consider what you are capable of and step boldly ahead on your stuttering journey.
"If My Child Should be Born with a Stutter"
By: Samantha Roblyer, Lincoln High School Sophomorehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXDvHnJksis&t=13s
By: Samantha Roblyer, Lincoln High School Sophomorehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuWeYFnbuEUIf you enjoyed these poems, check out Samantha's full interview on Stuttertalk, where she shares more on open and honest stuttering, advocating for people who stutter with Netflix, and more. As well, make sure to read Julia's reflection of her FRIENDS convention experience, the place we first met Samantha and got to hear her amazing poems.--The American Institute for Stuttering is a leading non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide universally affordable, state-of-the-art speech therapy to people of all ages who stutter, guidance to their families, and much-needed clinical training to speech professionals wishing to gain expertise in stuttering. Offices are located in New York, NY and Atlanta, GA, and services are also available Online. Our mission extends to advancing public and scholarly understanding of this often misunderstood disorder
Chaya Goldstein, M.A., CCC-SLP
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Chaya brings a unique understanding of the stuttering experience. As a person who uncovered her voice after being covert about stuttering for many years, she has a passion for helping others find their power and joy in communicating.