We had 16 people in attendance this evening and as usual, we had great conversation. After introductions we watched an Indian ad featuring a comedian who stutters. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1whG-9BjsQ
We also watched a video featuring comedian, Drew Lynch talk candidly about the often heard, "You're improving...you're stuttering is improving." Here is the link to the raw, yet funny video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss2qUROQcbo
Lastly, a testimony received from the African Stuttering Centre in Rwanda was received speaking about a boy who stuttered, who previously dropped out of school because of his stuttering. The African Stuttering Centre were luckily able to intervene in helping him gain more confidence in himself, so he went back to school and now hopes to become a police officer. A pen-pal sort of system is in the works of starting up between the Portland NSA and the African Stuttering Centre.
We also spoke about our first upcoming, quarterly social event. A survey with preferences is to go out, and the results are to be compiled in order to plan an event that works for the majority.