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The Eloquence of Stuttering

Episode #246: What you say is important, not how you say. I chat with French filmmaker Melissa Bronsart, creator of the documentary, L’Êloquence du bégiament, also known as The Eloquence of Stuttering. Created in partnership with the Association Parole Bégaiement (the stuttering association in France), Mélissa takes us along the journey of people who stutter as they prepare and compete in a national speech contest which made headlines in the French media. Joining our conversation is Mounah Bizri, co-creator of this unique speech contest for people who stutter.

Melissa, Mounah, and I chat about the contest, their respective stuttering experiences, and how stuttering shouldn’t hold you back.

Melissa’s film is also available with English subtitles as a sneak preview for listeners! Go to and type in the password “luckystar” (without the quotes). This password expires on June 2, 2020.

This episode is brought to you by my book, Stuttering is Cool: A Guide to Stuttering in a Fast-Talking World. Packed with tips, stories, encouragement and comics for fearless stuttering and joy.

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  1. Suhail Suhail

    Awesome initiate! It’s so pleasing to see the floor given to stutterers to express themselves which is so difficult in the our real world.

  2. Mme Diallo Oumou Sidibé Mme Diallo Oumou Sidibé

    Bonsoir je suis personne bègue je n ai pas vu le film mais je voudrai participer aux débats

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