On this episode, I chatted with podcast host, student, stuttering advocate, and aspiring comedian Callum Schofield. We talked about self-esteem, masculinity, and how representation in the media affects us. Callum shared how social media has shaped his view of himself, and how it helped him find support in unconventional ways. Get ready for a few laughs and some real talk: this episode covers serious material filled with a splash of humor.
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“Social media is the way I found more people who stutter because I felt like I was on my own. I found the course I went on, I made some incredible mates through it and shared my story inside and outside of the stuttering community… Thanks to social media I was able to get my story heard by all types of incredible people across the globe.”
“The more open and honest you are the more you encourage that back.”
“If you are wearing a masculine filter trying to be the alpha male, not talking about your struggles, and its effecting you… then that’s where the trouble sets in.”
“When you are looking at this ideal body type.. and that is not you, it can really knock your confidence.”
“Me with muscles and six-packs would just be me getting annoyed because I have to go to the gym. The best version of myself would be me writing jokes having a laugh.”
“I don’t take myself that seriously as it is… and I like having a laugh.. And I think we need to be happy. Being happy is the key to everything.”