Some Stutter, Luh!

by The Communication Collaborative

Join host, Greg O'Grady, and his guests for a weekly dose of speech, language and what it's like to live with a communication impairment. Some Stutter, Luh! is Newfoundland and Labrador's first podcast about living with communication differences. We speak directly to people living with speech and language challenges, and others such as speech language pathologists, researchers, educators and family members. We use inclusive language and themes to help rebuild confidence and hope by dismantling myths, stigma, stereotypes and barriers.

24 October 2021

Interview with John Paskievich
Season 2 Episode 6

Notes

On today’s episode, Greg and Katelyn are chatting with John Paskievich!

John is a filmmaker and person who stutters living in Manitoba. John produced the film Unspeakable, which examines the nature, history and treatment of stuttering. Paskievich says that “the film is a call for liberation, not from stuttering, but from the ignorance and stigma that surround it”. Throughout this interview, John talks about Unspeakable and his experiences being a filmmaker who stutters. He also shares many stories about his life in general as a person who stutters and talks about working towards accepting his stutter. He talks about the emotional component of stuttering, the impact that it has had on his life, and some of the ways stuttering has presented him with difficulties throughout his life. Despite these obstacles, we can see that John has pushed through and made a name for himself as a successful filmmaker!

Theme music: Luca Dinu. Production Team: Luca Dinu, Dr. Paul De Decker, Katelyn Mayo, Greg O’Grady, Melanie Crane