22 episodes

A podcast about changing how we understand and talk about stuttering, one conversation at a time.

Proud Stutter Maya Chupkov

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

A podcast about changing how we understand and talk about stuttering, one conversation at a time.

    Stuttering Stigma and Amanda Mammana’s America’s Got Talent Audition

    Stuttering Stigma and Amanda Mammana’s America’s Got Talent Audition

    Amanda Mammana’s America’s Got Talent audition put a national spotlight on stuttering. At first, I couldn’t understand why it made me feel so uncomfortable watching it. Shouldn’t I be happy for a fellow woman who stutters getting this opportunity? And then I read Courtney Margulis’ post. She put words into what I had been feeling while watching the video of the audition.

    In Season 2’s first bonus episode, I speak with Courtney and TikTok star Marc Winski about the audition, how it perpetuates stigma around stuttering, and what we can do about it. 

    Courtney’s post can be read here: An open letter to America’s Got Talent
    You can follow Marc Winski @marcwinski
    TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@marcwinski?_t=8UVRwcjQ83G&_r=1
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/marcwinski/?hl=en
    Reach out and donate to Marc at https://linktr.ee/Marcwinski

    Episode Overview[6:45 - 13:00] Inspiration Porn and Perpetuating Stigma[13:10 - 15:30] Educating via social media comments[15:30 - 16:48] Singing and stuttering[16:50 - 18:50] Pointing out the stigma[19:04 - 20:37] The varying responses to the audition[27:20 - 34:00] Calls to action to spread awareness to end the stigmaWant to support this work? Tell us what Proud Stutter has meant to you by leaving a voicemail (415-964-0140) or writing (info@proudstutter.com).Make a monthly or one-time donation on FlipCause.Leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or Spotify.Sign up for our newsletter.

    • 36 min
    Stuttering, Code Switching and Redefining A Good Day With Dana Amihere

    Stuttering, Code Switching and Redefining A Good Day With Dana Amihere

    In our debut episode of Season 2, Maya speaks with the show's first Australian who stutters, Cameron Raynes, a lecturer at the University of South Australia. The co-host for this week is Dana Amihere, executive director of Afro LA, a community focused news outlet centering the black experience in and around greater LA. Also listen if you want to hear Maya try a British accent.

    Topics Covered
    Stuttering in an open plan officePracticing stuttering in front of strangers Finding wellbeing and strength in stuttering Saying yes to public speakingConnections between writing, reading, and stutteringArts-based therapy for stutteringAccents & FluencyAuthenticity & Finding Your Voice Code switching to be taken seriouslyIntersecting invisible disabilities, power, and control 
    Also Mentioned 
    Writing Program at SAY NYOut With It by Katherine PrestonBrain imaging with actorsFirst Person Shooter by Cameron RaynesOnce Upon A Time In Hollywood 
    Episode Overview
    [3:05 - 6:28: Redefining A Good Day]
    [6:30 - 9:12: Public Speaking]
    [9:57 - 11:13: Stuttering & Writing & Telling Jokes/Stories]
    [11:13 - 12:29: Reading and Stuttering]
    [12:52 - 18:54: Arts-based therapy, Acting, Accents]
    [18:56 - 20:30: Code Switching]
    [20:31 - 21:31: Invisible Disabilities + Internalized Racism]

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    • 26 min
    Exploring Stuttering and Intersectional Identities (Live Interview!)

    Exploring Stuttering and Intersectional Identities (Live Interview!)

    Intersectional identities overlap, connect, disconnect and can even attempt to cancel each other out. During a live interview at the National Stuttering Association's 39th Annual Conference in Newport Beach California, I talked with multiple people who stutter about their intersectional identities and how these different identities show up in their lives. 

    Interviewees include Christian, an Asian American man who stutters and a film and TV producer, Sam, a multi-racial queer woman who stutters in the mental health field, Alicia, a Latino also in the healthcare field, and Eugene, an African American, Irish and Native American man who stutters. 

    Mentioned in the episode:
    Maya and the Three (Netflix show)Once Upon A Time In HollywoodThe King’s SpeechBehind Porky Pig’s Voice
    Today’s Episode:

    [3:56] What is Intersectionality?
    [8:12] TV & Film & Shifting The Stuttering Narrative
    [8:27] Characters Who Stutter & Examples of Representing Stuttering Right 
    [13:46] Covert Stuttering
    [17:04] Creating A World Where We Stutter Freely
    [19:50] Mini Interview with Alicia
    [21:24] Mini Interview with Sam
    [24:12] Mini Interview with Eugene

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    • 34 min
    Communicating In A Second Language and Stuttering: An Interview with Dad

    Communicating In A Second Language and Stuttering: An Interview with Dad

    Maya’s dad is one of her biggest fans. He’s listened to every episode and now it’s time for his podcast debut. In this bonus episode, Maya talks to her dad, also known as “Aba,” about his experience moving to a country where he didn’t speak the language, what he’s learned from listening to Proud Stutter, and more!

    Mentions: 
    Proud Stutter S1, Ep12: A Teenager’s Journey to Finding Pride In HIs StutterCreating a Safe Spaces for Students Who Stutter (Proud Stutter Bonus Episode)Proud Stutter S1, Ep3: Real Talk With MomThe Bachelor’s Abigail HeringerNetflix Shows That Center on Disabilities
    Today’s Episode:
    [1:58 - 5:26] Living and communicating in a country while not speaking the language
    [8:49 - 10:17] Advice for parents and fathers who have a child who stutters
    [10:45 - 11:45] What stuttering topics does Maya’s Dad want to hear more of?
    [11:45 - 15:20] Israeli Reality TV Show Features Person Who Stutters

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    • 16 min
    NSAW Recap, Season 2 Announcement, Public Speaking With A Stutter, and The Evolution of Speech Therapy

    NSAW Recap, Season 2 Announcement, Public Speaking With A Stutter, and The Evolution of Speech Therapy

    It’s always National Stuttering Awareness Week with Proud Stutter. Maya highlights the festivities from NSAW for this bonus episode, including an edited version of the Creating Safe Spaces For People Who Stutter panel, featuring Mariam Elba, Mike Meaney, and Dr. Rick Herder. 

    Be sure to listen to the entire episode to find out about Season 2 - launch date and theme! 

    You can find everything we discuss on today's show on Proud Stutters' Website: https://proudstutter.com/proud-stutter-bonus-3

    Mentions: 
    National Stuttering Awareness Week Press CoverageCreating Safe Spaces For People Who Stutter [full recording on YouTube]

    Today’s Episode:

    [1:50-3:05] Season 2 announcement
    [3:10- 5:40] National Stuttering Awareness Week Recap
    [6:11 - 17:32] Creating Safe Spaces - Connection To Stuttering
    [17:32 - 20:44] ] Creating Safe Spaces - Speaking at the SF Stuttering Rally
    [20:44 - 27:17] Creating Safe Spaces - Being a Public Speaker Who Stutters
    [27:17- 29: 48] Creating Safe Spaces - Speech Therapy Transformations

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    • 32 min
    Can 'Flow' Activities Have A Positive Impact on Stuttering?

    Can 'Flow' Activities Have A Positive Impact on Stuttering?

    Is there an activity where you feel 'at one' or ‘in the zone’? There's a term in psychology for this state of being called 'flow'. 

    For this bonus episode, Maya talks to Jayne Devlin, a Community Dance Artist and Co-Artistic Director of Inner Ground Dance Company.

    Her research interests include exploring how participation in arts, creativity and culture may promote an enhanced sense of wellbeing and connection for individuals.

    Her works focus on the intersections between dance, health, and wellbeing, specifically relating to aging and neurodegenerative health conditions (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias) and Stroke.  

    Jayne is currently in her final year of an MSc Psychology course at Plymouth University (UK).

    [4:00 - 7:53] Dancing and ‘Flow State”
    [7:53 - 9:38] ] Releasing tension and psychology
    [12:31 - 24:17] Acceptance and Transient moments 

    Mentions:
    Talk Live A River by Jordan ScottMihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934 – 2021), a Hungarian American psychologistJayne’s call for interviews for her research: transient wholeness for people who stammerStamma, the British Stammering Association
    RESOURCES
    Become A Member of Proud Stutter
    The Stuttering Coach
    Proud Stutter
    StutterNav

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Joseph Thoma ,

Uri Schneider

Maya, your episodes shed new light on stuttering and lived experience. I have no doubt you will continue to open the ears and hearts of listeners one episode at a time. And I’m grateful for you being such a delightful and valued guest on my podcast, Transcending Stuttering.

Okmom4 ,

So Important

Thank you for the time and care you put into producing this podcast! Not only is it an important resource for Persons Who Stutter, but also for those who do not so that they can be educated and learn how to come alongside those who stutter. Thank you for interviewing my son, Eli Taulman, and giving him a platform to share about his experience with the National Stuttering Association!

smelted ,

So important!

Thank you for sharing your story Maya! I’m excited to follow this podcast! I’m currently in school to become a speech-language pathologist, and it’s important to hear these personal experiences so we can continue to better understand and support each individual. And you’re absolutely right, there is still so much to learn on the matter!

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