My Reaction to the Friends 2012 Convention

Growing up I didn’t go to anything remotely similar to a Friends Convention. Despite a family history of stuttering, my family wasn’t interested learning a great deal about the disorder. My dad received a couple months of therapy as a young adult. I received therapy...

Unforgettable Lessons

by Dahye Choi The FRIENDS Convention in Denver was my first FRIENDS Convention. As a Ph.D. student doing research on stuttering, I wanted to meet people and listen to their stories. The experience in the convention was beyond my expectations. Everyone who gathered...

My Experience at Friends

by Julia Hollister The Aurora shooting atrocity will forever differentiate this year’s FRIENDS convention from previous meetings. Twelve of our attendees had been in the theater that night, and as a group we grieved and supported each other. As horrible and...