About Us: Every 1 Voice Matters (E1VM)
Founder Sherrikka Myers seldom spoke to people due to fear that she would expose her stuttering and be teased. It wasn’t until middle school that she realized she had to do something about it. One day in 6th grade, she had to do the morning announcements over the loudspeaker. She could barely say her name, much less read the announcements. She was petrified to say anything more because now the entire school knew she was different.
From that day on, Sherrikka was determined to figure out how to get her stutter under control. Eventually, with a lot of patience, she learned techniques that helped curb her stuttering.
Sherrikka always wanted to help kids who stutter because of how it affected her life. Her grandson, Lil Herbert, also stutters. Wanting to spare him and other children from some of the difficulties she experienced during her childhood, Sherrikka has made it her mission with Every 1 Voice Matters to help those with speech impediments. She wants them to know they are not alone, stuttering can be conquered and that they can find their voice. Growing up with a stutter was hard and Sherrikka always wondered why this happened to her.
Now, she has the reason—Every 1 Voice Matters—your voice matters.