Lauren Cravaritis 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 is headed to Johnson and Wales University after graduating Patriot High school, where she started a club called “TWST Talk” for people who stutter. She is excited to spread the word about how stuttering should be supported, not neglected. 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.