"Stop Worshiping The Fluency Gods"


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Today’s featured guest is Benjamin Schussheim. Benji Schussheim is a senior at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. He enjoys jazz saxophone, piano, coding, and stuttering advocacy. Benji began to stutter severely at 10 years of age and has been in speech therapy for six years at the American Institute for Stuttering with Dr. Heather Grossman. Over his junior year in high school, Benji began to giving presentations on stuttering to classes and local organization on stuttering. Since then, Benji has been a keynote speaker at the American Institute for Stuttering Gala and published an article on Joe Biden and stuttering in NBC news. He will be attending Duke University this fall. I believe that there is healing in sharing and I would like to Thank Benji for sharing his story with us.

For more information on Benjamin Schussheim:

Email - bschuss02@gmail.com

Article – https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/democratic-debate-joe-biden-should-speak-stutterers-me-him-ncna1115651

Twitter - https://twitter.com/BSchussheim

Website: American Institute for Stuttering - https://stutteringtreatment.org/

Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link: https://www.britonbeats.com/

Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music. https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro. https://musicradiocreative.com

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