What does stamily really mean? – Stamily

About the Author: Stamily is the merge between family and stammering/stuttering. We want to bring together people who stutter as a family. There is nobody who understands your stutter better than people who stutter as well. We hope to spread awareness about stuttering by producing and sharing blogs, vlogs or other stuttering-related content. We want to give everyone the possibility to contribute and share their voice with the world.

A video from the team behind Stamily, a world narrated by people who stammer (https://stamily.org/). Stamily produces blogs, videos and other media, but what does Stamily actually mean to those involved? Watch the video to find out!

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What does stamily really mean? – Stamily — 13 Comments

    • Thanks for contributing! It was a really fun video to edit, as everyone sent amazing videos and I could see lots of themes emerge.

      Looking forward to working more with Stamily in the future as well!

  1. Dear Stamily, this is a wonderful video about community, support and empowerment for people who stutter. I’ll be sharing this video with many of my friends and students.

    • Thank you! We hope to keep going and keep growing Stamily. Please let us know if you have any ideas of what you would like to see. -Lynne (Stamily)

  2. The video was very powerful as is the concept of building an international community to support people who stutter. What words of advice do you have for a person who stutters who has not yet reached out to anyone else who stutters? What has changed in your life as a result of being an active member of the stamily?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah

  3. I have been looking for a support group to join recently to educate myself on the difficulties that people who stutter face and the strategies most successful in supporting confident, effective communication. I am glad I came across this video and links to the web page so that I can learn more. I love the idea of “Stamily” and appreciate how inclusive it is, allowing both individuals who stutter and individuals who do not to become members. Because of the openness of this organization, I would imagine it reaches many people and fulfills multiple purposes in support, education, and advocacy. This group seems very accepting and nonjudgmental, but have you experienced any divide or hard feelings between individuals who implement strategies to reduce disfluencies and those who believe in openly stuttering without the use of techniques? I am new to my studies in fluency and am curious about whether or not this exists. Thank you!
    -Katie

  4. Stamily is such an awesome word! The basis of the word, family, is a strong word. It represents a group of people who love each other unconditionally. This was touched on by each person in the video. Some of the other things I didn’t think about is that Stamily means shelter, connection, and honest and open communication. I think Stamily was related as a sort of low maintenance group therapy where you can share and hear others experiences. A group that was always available to talk and always listening. You also don’t have to listen if you don’t want to! In my own words, to add to the video, Stamily is finding out I can be an inspiration for others and that I can be comfortable outside of my comfort zone.

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