Cover Photo: A white woman sitting alone at a restaurant table in dark clothes, texting.
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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.

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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, Bitch Magazine, Asymptote Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.