Authenticity was the topic tonight. How does one live authentically with a stutter? There is often a hard line to understand when talking about authenticity and stuttering, and there is a common battle with choosing a side of fluency to be on. Am I being authentic if I only choose to use speech tools and strive to be fluent? Am I being authentic only if I let myself stutter openly at all times? Must I pick a side, or may I live on both sides of that line? Having a black and white approach to thinking about authenticity may not be for the best. The truth is that there is no one way to be authentic as a person who stutters. There is not right or wrong way to be a person who stutters. Living authentically is a personal journey which looks differently to every individual, regardless of stuttering or not. This was what we discussed this evening, after watching a couple of videos and sharing a short reading. We had a smaller group than we've had in a while, with just 9 of us, but it led to an honest, intimate discussion of this interesting topic.