Let’s Talk Stuttering
Panel Event Exploring Stuttering, Homosexuality and Acceptance
Recovering stutterer and gay author Robert O’Brien presented a Q & A panel event at Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium on Sunday, January 27, 2018. The drop-in event explored stuttering and men, with a focus on the additional challenges faced by gay men. Joining Robert were speech pathologist Wendy Duke and Dr Tim Lazaroff, a Certified Cognitive Behavioural Group Specialist and expert on masculinity and men’s mental health.
Robert read from his honest, uplifting and funny memoir, Just One More Drive: the true story of a stuttering homosexual and his race car, followed by presentations by Wendy, the founder and clinical director the Columbia Speech & Language Services, and Tim, founder of the Lazaroff Centre for Behavioural Change Skills Training. There was an open discussion and Q & A opportunities throughout.
The free drop-in event was held at Little Sisters, 1238 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N3.