Between 50-70 million people around the world stammer, including the President of the USA. 8% of children will stammer at some point in their lives, and between 1-3% of adults say that they stammer. Yet in the media, stammering is rarely heard and when it is, the person’s stammer is often portrayed in a negative light or to comedic effect.
So, to mark International Stammering Awareness Day in 2021 we launched a petition and supporting film calling for people who stammer to be visibly and authentically portrayed in the media.
Our film follows the inner monologue of someone who doesn’t really believe in petitions, and finds them mostly vague or unrealistic, with the one exception being the new petition from STAMMA, which provides a focused and actionable change.