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.
This is dis/fluent, a column by Sophia Stewart on stuttering, self-understanding, and disability in private and public spheres.
You’re here for a little extra rent moneya quid pro quo
Neural scienceneural science
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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