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‘It was so disempowering growing up with a stutter’ - Tumi Bulunga

Written by: Bontle Ndlovu

It is said that 10% of South African pre-schoolers will battle with a stutter at some point in their life.

Journalist, motivational speaker and author of ‘Dreams Don’t Stutter Tumi Bulunga talks about the impact of growing up with a stutter, and how he overcame the challenges in his life.

Bulunga says that it was so disempowering growing up with a stutter, he adds that this is because it eats away at your self-confidence.

It affects your self-esteem because you begin to adjust your dreams just to fit in with the community says Bulunga.

I didn’t have the confidence to go out there and make things happen because I felt judged.

Tumi Bulunga, journalist, motivational speaker and author

Bulunga says that he’s grateful for having a supportive family. He adds that that when he was at school, his teacher gave him a book that changed his life.

When I read that book, I realised that I could either be reactive or proactive.

Tumi Bulunga, journalist, motivational speaker and author

Click on the link below to hear the audio…


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : ‘It was so disempowering growing up with a stutter’ - Tumi Bulunga




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