STAMMA SUPPORTS LAUNCH OF BBC STAMMERING NETWORK
The BBC will launch its Internal Stammering Support Network tomorrow. This follows hard on the footsteps of ‘I Can’t Say My Name’, an acclaimed documentary which aired on March 10th this year, after which its presenter, Felicity Baker, was inundated by messages of support from the public as well as from staff at the Corporation.
Combined STAMMA Conference & ISA World Congress 2022 to be held in Liverpool
STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the 2022 International Stuttering Association (ISA) World Congress in Liverpool. This will be combined with STAMMA’s own biennial conference. The conference will be held on 24th-28th of August 2022 at the University of Liverpool.
Breaking stigmas, battling taboos, and exploring new, exciting understandings of stammering
It’s not uncommon for a person who stammers to have not spoken to another stammerer and for them to feel alone, not understood or even feel that they need to hide their stammer from society. A group of stammerers want to change this and have come together to organise an event focused on celebrating stammering.
Jonty Claypole New Patron at STAMMA
Following publication of his book, 'Words Fail Us; In Defence of Disfluency', Jonty Claypole, outgoing Director of BBC Arts, has joined Scroobius Pip, Margaret Drabble, Kelly Brown, David Mitchell and others as Patron of the British Stammering Association.
Stuttering Organisations Across the Globe Unite to Congratulate Joe Biden
Organisations representing those who stammer, or stutter, around the world have come together to congratulate Joe Biden on his inauguration. The first President of the United States of America to have a stammer.
Stammering makes BBC news headlines
Stammering made headline news last night as Stamma member and reporter Felicity Baker made her debut report for BBC News, with an item about stammering and Joe Biden.
Kelly Brown Becomes a Patron of Stamma, The British Stammering Association
In the run up to International Stammering Awareness Day, 22nd October, Stamma are delighted to welcome a new Patron, Scottish rugby union coach and former player, Kelly Brown.
STAMMA & WIKIPEDIA TEAM UP TO LAUNCH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TACKLING THE HARMFUL LANGUAGE AROUND STAMMERING
In the lead up to International Stammering Awareness Day on 22nd October, we have launched a new global campaign in partnership with Wikipedia and VMLY&R. Find the Right Words aims to change public perception and tackle the harmful language around stammering. Watch the film here, featuring Scroobius Pip here : https://youtu.be/DUwPV4hM3eg
STAMMERING: EDITORAL GUIDELINES
Ahead of International Stammering Awareness Day Stamma are urging the media and key influencers to help create change and understanding around stammering by avoiding the trap of talking about 'overcoming a stammer'. Stammering is how some people talk.