Sophia Stewart

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Sophia Stewart is an editor, writer, and critic from Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Hyperallergic, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.


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Me, My Grandmother, and Our Stutter

I tell her I’m surprised that no one else had ever brought up her stutter to her before. She’s surprised that I’m surprised.

Aug 18, 2022
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I Donated My Stuttering Brain to Science

As much as I hated being told that my stutter was “all in my head,” I liked being reminded that it was localized in my brain.

Nov 17, 2021
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How Vlogging Is Empowering a New Generation of Stutterers

They ground me, authorizing me to keep talking like I do.

Jul 08, 2021
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Confessions of a Covert Stutterer

I’d become so successfully covert that the idea that I stuttered sounded more like an unfounded opinion than an incontestable truth.

Apr 15, 2021
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My Stutter Scared Me—Until I Found My Community

After each meeting I felt lighter, looser, having spent two hours listening only to disfluent speech—to voices that sounded like mine.

Mar 01, 2021