Lauren Cravaritis

    Lauren Cravaritis, 16, has stuttered since the age of 6 and believes it has changed her for the better; meeting other people who stutter she feels, has given her a positive spin on stuttering. She is proud to represent the NSA and hopes to help others figure out how to accept stuttering, in future years. She attends Patriot High school, and has started a club called “TWST Talk” for people who stutter. It’s her junior year and she has started up the club once again! She is excited to spread the word about how stuttering should be supported, not neglected. She wants to pursue a career in the culinary arts and plans to attend the Culinary institute of Virginia at ECPI. Lauren has been a part of the NSA since she was in 8th grade, and says that hearing other peoples’ stories and experiences inspires her to advertise her own stutter and become more confident. She has been on the TAC for a year and will be attending her 4th conference this year. (bio updated 12/2017)