New STAMMA hire: Comms and Social Media Manager
We are pleased to introduce STAMMA's new Comms and Social Media Manager, Neha Shaji, who joined the team in February.
Neha's experience includes web management and graphic design for publishers and literary organisations including Huza Press, the Devon-based Riptide Journal and Africa Writes. She has also trained as a translator and interpreter, working across German, English and Korean. N
'Would I Lie to You?' - Not so funny
STAMMA responds to a recently aired episode of ‘Would I Lie to You’, in which Lee Mack is seen to mock stammering.
STAMMA calls out damaging misconceptions in poignant campaign
STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, marks International Stammering Awareness Day on October 22nd with the launch of a new campaign highlighting the many misconceptions those with a stammer experience. Through a stop motion film and a series of out-of-home executions, It’s How We Talk beautifully captures people with a stammer mid-sentence, celebrating each moment while also calling out da
WORLD-WIDE CALL FOR 'THE RIGHT TO STUTTER'
STAMMA has signed a declaration alongside 72 other organisations around the world calling for the right to stutter. International Stammering Awareness Day is usually filled with stories of 'overcoming' one's stammer. This year STAMMA and other countries around the world are calling for the right to stammer to be recognised, accepted and space made for people to talk in the way that they do.
25,000 PETITION TO BE DELIVERED TO BBC AND ITV 22ND OCTOBER
Less than half the population can name a character in TV or film who stammers; of those that were able to name someone, most entered either King George VI (The King's Speech) or Arkwright from Open All Hours. This is an indictment of media representation of people who stammer.
Media Briefing for International Stammering Awareness Day, 22nd October
A briefing for anyone wanting to cover International Stammering Awareness Day, 22nd October. STAMMA are handing in a petition of 25,000 signatures to the BBC and ITV that day calling for representation in the media.
James Davies - New Patron at STAMMA
The A-listers’ osteopath, James Davies joined STAMMA's illustrious list of Patrons today.
Nothing to see here - striking billboards from STAMMA
To mark the start of the the international conference STAMMAFest Global in Liverpool 24-28th August, STAMMA have launched a series of hard-hitting billboard adverts in Liverpool, showing people mid-stammer, with the words, 'Nothing to see here, I just have a stammer.'
GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR PEOPLE WHO STAMMER A SELL OUT
Ticketing has now closed for STAMMAFest Global, with over 300 delegates expected to attend. Among the discussions taking place will be 'Is there beauty in stammering?', creating change (tackling discrimination) through litigation, and how to encourage employers to create a better working environment. Speakers include Actor and podcaster Scroobius Pip and poet Owen Sheers.
INTERNATIONAL STAMMERING CONFERENCE LIVERPOOL 24th-28th August: “STAMMAFest Global”
STAMMA are holding an international stammering conference at Liverpool University, 24-28 August. A 5-day extravaganza which incorporates STAMMA’s biennial conference and the International Stuttering Association’s (ISA) World Congress. Speakers include actor and podcaster Scroobius Pip, author Hannah Tovey, Poet Owen Sheers and activist Patrick Campbell.
Conference for Parents & Children who stammer, 27th August, Liverpool University
Help us to promote free places for children and parents who are Speech and Language Therapy clients living in Liverpool or Sefton. This one day conference aims to give children and teenagers who stammer a chance to connect with others and provide a space for parents of young people who stammer to share their experiences.