To coincide with Valentine’s Day, Stamma has produced social media and dating app images to help those with a stammer to find love.
A charity that supports people who have a stammer has created images for use on dating and social media apps.
Stamma has created the images to help empower those with a stammer to disclose the condition to those they meet online.
A choice of four images have been made available via the charity’s website, which features romance advice and real life dating stories from those with a stammer.
This includes the story of Maddie Beestin, who has a stammer and talks about the times she has and hasn’t revealed her condition when on a date.
The charity is also inviting people to win a limited edition hard copy of one of the images by signing up online to be a member of the charity.
Help with finding love
“It is up to each person who stammers to decide if they want to disclose their stammer and how they do it but we hope that these illustrated messages will help should they want to do so,” said Stamma Chief Executive Jane Powell.
“We hear concerns from our members that having a stammer is something that should be hidden especially when it comes to dating or making a good first impression and we want to challenge that.
“These messages might not suit everyone but we hope that they, along with the first-hand stories of love and romance on our website, will give people who stammer and those who don’t, something to consider.”
The downloadable images for social and media and dating apps have been designed with support from agency VMLY&R.
A recent survey by Stamma found that 55 per cent of those with a stammer said they felt it had a negative impact on their love life, while almost all (99 per cent) said they had felt ashamed of their condition at some point.