Hi, I am Upasana Nayak from Odisha, currently seraching for a job in Banglore. I have done my engineering in computer science. I am a WWS (Women who Stutter). I have stuttered since childhood, so stuttering is not a new thing to me. During my schooling I never looked at my stuttering as a problem. But once I was out of school, my perspective started changing and I started looking at my stuttering with fear and shame and also as an obstacle. After doing a lot of research I came to know that stuttering increases due to one’s emotional sensitivity and in general, girls are more emotionally sesitive than man, so stuttering becomes an even bigger challenge for women.
I recently came to know about TISA (The Indian Stammering Association). After attending SHG (Self Help Group) meeting in banglore, my fears, shame, guilt all have started disappearing and I have started to accept my stuttering. I am not saying that I am fluent after joining SHG, but I have got more courage and confidence to live my life without any shame or guilt. I think being a girl who stutter is more challening than for men who stutter. Sometimes WWS feel very lonley and can’t find a right person to share her feelings about stuttering. As I faced all the problems that comes with being a WWS, I can say now that for every problem there is a way out and I am here to help any WWS up to my best.
Feel free to contact me anytime upasana.nayak39[at]gmail.com