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.
I’ll prove our humanity! Send people home with changed hearts and minds!
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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