In many workplace cultures, people who stutter often feel silenced by the pressure to speak quickly and a lifetime of negative reactions to our stuttering.
With the iceberg representing a work colleague who stutters, this painting highlights visible and invisible benefits of a stuttering-friendly culture.
A pictorial representation of stuttering-friendly culture
With many thanks to Adam Kawecki for kindly permitting use of his artwork
People who stutter are like everyone else. We thrive when we feel we belong.
“The main reason I joined my new employer is because they are more accepting of my stutter. The work is similar to my old firm, but the culture is different and I’m thriving now.”
"It helped me to learn what individuals go through to secure a job, progress in the role and openly talk about their conditions. It was a mind-opening exercise that enable me to explore the ways to support this community and educate people with the ways to be a good ally"
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, UK PLC