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Sunday, February 11, 2024 

An author who stutters launches a comic about the issue

Pasadena Now published an article about a writer who's suffered the problem of stuttering, and is launching a comic about the subject and her experiences:
Maya Chupkov, a Burbank native and the innovative mind behind the Proud Stutter podcast, is making waves with her latest endeavor — a comic book dedicated to shedding light on the stuttering experience.

Chupkov, alongside Proud Stutter’s board member Julian Benavidez and illustrator Indy Ho, aims to liberate and represent the stuttering community through this unusual medium. The self-published comic book, titled “My Stutter: Life of Verbal Turbulence,” will be unveiled at a launch at Octavia’s Bookshelf in Pasadena on February 12th at 6 p.m.

The event will bring together people from the Los Angeles stuttering community to share their stories and experiences.

Growing up feeling isolated and ashamed of her speech, Chupkov’s journey from avoiding situations that might expose her stutter to becoming a beacon of hope for others like her is nothing short of inspiring. Her transformation began during the solitude of the pandemic, when she sought a creative outlet to cope with job dissatisfaction and depression.
While the subject certainly has value, they also talk about something that unfortunately represents an example of dragging politics into the mix:
Chupkov’s roots in the Los Angeles area fuel her passion for community building and advocacy. She believes the visibility of prominent figures who stutter, such as President Joe Biden, has significantly contributed to changing perceptions of stuttering. Her efforts, combined with the comic book launch, aim to continue this momentum, fostering a more inclusive and understanding community in Los Angeles and beyond.
I thought Biden's problem is that he makes only so many gaffes? Along with his disastrous left-wing policies, of course. And then they have the sheer audacity to bring up that fishy line about "inclusiveness" again, which is left-wing code for mandatory quantity instead of quality.

I think the subject matter of vocal speech is an important one, and publishing comics about it is also a great idea, but this political stuff dampens the impact of the news, and worst, it sounds only so forced, when they talk about Biden stuttering, when it's actually more a matter of whether he's made gaffes. Tying this in with politics doesn't help the subject, and if the comic spotlights that, it won't either.

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