Why the big announcement, I hear you ask? Well, I stutter and I will probably never be cured, but if I acknowledge that I stutter, the pressure is off then and I don't have to try and hide it when I talk to you. It helps me compartmentalize that part of myself, so it doesn't end up ruling my life.
And why is it a big deal, you ask? Well, being a stutterer is hard. Or for a more appropriate 'H' word: humiliating.