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Burak Demirci

Burak Demirci

I have had a stutter as long as I remember. As a child I always felt that I was different from the other kids and I thought that my stutter was going to dictate my life. Once in the kindergarten a boy asked me why I was talking so weirdly. I tried to do my best to speak fluently and answered that I really was able to talk fluently, but that I was only messing with everyone and pretended to have a stutter. This is one of my earliest memories from my childhood and today I understand that I was already ashamed of my speech back then.