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Mohammed N.'s Baseball

Baseball sitting on grass
This baseball represents finding peace and strength in what makes me unique.

Growing up, my stutter discouraged me from participating in activities and building friendships. But in high school, my speech therapist made me feel intelligent and affirmed.

In therapy, we learned to use an object to help us focus during times of stress. I hold this baseball when I need to center myself and find my confidence. My stutter has become a core part of who I am. My speech therapist encouraged me to see my stutter as an opportunity to engage with others who feel left out.

Our differences enrich our lives. I celebrate those differences. They strengthen our bonds as humans.
Mohammed N.
New York

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