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I Am Mute

For those who are unable to talk, for any reason; physical, emotional, or both. Come here, and be heard. 84 People

    People Think I'm An Alien

    I am a thirteen year old girl, and have been entirely mute for my whole life. I have been to countless experts over the years, and still they find no answer. I have never been able to speak normally, and have had to use a combination of sign language and handwritten notes in...
    MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion 13-15, F 4 Responses May 19, 2012

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    I am scared, in my head is just black; i get

    the odd flashback but thats it :'( x
    Lucygrainger Lucygrainger 18-21, F Sep 23, 2014

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    I Am Silent

    My voice is silent. I am hearing. I have had vocal paralysis from intubation as the result of severe anaphylaxis. I was in my twenties when I became physically silent. Before I was adopted, I was mute by choice. I was in in shock from being badly abused. In fact, one of my...
    Disenchantedangel Disenchantedangel 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    In 2001 after oral cancer surgery my voice

    became very limited. Radiation sort of backfired by giving me a different cancer on the back of my throat, specifically at the concentration of radiated points. It was removed this past Thanksgiving, 11/2013. I am now mute. I find this hard to grasp. Is there a hand-held...
    carycat carycat 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I lost my vocal chords to throat cancer

    when I was 27. I'm 31 now and cancer-free but am silent. I carry a notepad and pen around with me as I think learning sign-language would slow me down. I also have a couple of apps on my phone that are text to speech but I prefer to write. On the notepad (see picture below...
    woodsettonlds woodsettonlds 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Not Allowed To Talk

    First of all, I'd like to say that I'm not mute 24/7. But when there's someone who we (I'm a multiple) don't know or haven't met we don't say anything, we just observe. We are also mute when someone asks us about our system and others than the host (the one writing now). I'm not...
    TinyRabbit TinyRabbit 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    The Silent Freak

    I am a member of a multiplicity system. (Psychologists would call it "Multiple Personalities", but we do not consider ourselves mere personalities). When I am front, I can't speak. I can't make any vocal sounds at all. The strange part is, I have headmates who can. Because of...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Let Your Voice Flow Through Your Fingers~

    Yes, friends, and random readers, Kat is unable to speak IRL.  My close friends know this, and I'm not exactly one to keep it hidden. My lack of voice is physical.  It's the result of a near-fatal infection when I was a little girl (I had the benefit of having several...
    Phlarekat Phlarekat 26-30, F 16 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    Nate'S Great Adventure

    Three years ago today, I was in a tragic car accident where I lost my ability to either walk or talk (it was a TBI). I also struggle with tinnitus. I want to walk on a stage and talk for God even though I'm not able to either walk or talk YET. With God all things are possible...
    IronRose777 IronRose777 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    Voiceless

    I had thyroid cancer that spread to my vocal cords. I was operated on 2 years ago (2/11) The damage that it did made it difficult for me to breath so I needed an emergency tracheostomy. I hate having a trach. My Dr performed another surgery to open my airway by "cleaning" up my...
    curliepwincess curliepwincess 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Relapse

    I went mute at age four, when my mother raped me for the first time. My sister figured this out when I lay on our bed that night. She was asking if I wanted to go to the park, but I wouldn't respond. Not verbally, anyway. I shook my head 'no' and that was when she knew something...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    I Cant Take Much More Of The Voicers!

    I can't take much more of the voicing people! They are really really frustrating. I have deaf friends. They understand me the first time almost every time. Sign, or written, they pay attention. The hearing - speaking people in my life, they only pay attention with their ears...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 5 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    I guess I am what you'd call "periodically

    mute". I suffer from a pretty severe case of asthma that manifests itself as really intense coughing. I cough so hard I can't breath. I cough so hard I taste blood. I cough so hard that I lose my voice... frequently. Sometimes it's only for a few hours, other times it's days...
    Lanorae Lanorae 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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    Forum?

    This idea of share something, others reply, is nice... but... If I started a forum, would you join? Is it something people who can't speak vocally would use? My idea would include places to talk about different kinds of muteness, coping with muteness, different ways to...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    Your Voices Are Not Lost.

    First off can I just start by saying how glad I am to have found this group full of inspirational people? Reading your guy's stories...they are the most beautifully written stories I have ever come across so I thank you all for sharing these beautiful, personal, raw experiences...
    thebeautyofitall thebeautyofitall 18-21 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    I learned how to communicate using writing

    because very few people know sign at my school.
    xXannabethXx xXannabethXx 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I Can Barely Talk

    Hi My name is Alvaro and Im 22 years old from Madrid, Spain. I went to some singing lessons a few years ago and I completely destroyed my voice. Now I can barely talk and seems to be getting worse. i have thought about using an ipad or an application to communicate better. The...
    alvferna alvferna 22-25 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    'Selective Mutism'

    My therapist tells me that what I have is selective mutism induced by post-traumatic stress disorder. I am physically able to speak, but there’s some barrier in my mind that just won’t allow me to. I learned American Sign Language and my brother even did too so that he can...
    EmptyUnderMyHat EmptyUnderMyHat 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    Help! My Brother-in-law Is Mute Due To Paralysis....

    My brother-in-law is mute due to paralysis from West Nile Syndrom and is on a trach ventilator, permanent or temporary we won't know for months. He is an brilliant engineer and his mind is in good shape but he can't talk or move his arms or fingers, just his eyes and head. I am...
    Jharttx Jharttx 61-65 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Mute/cutting

    Well i started cutting when i was 10 and i started to be mute when i was 11 and thats when i was started cutting more and more .I dont know what to do sometimes with myself because i need help and i wanna know how to stop but i just dont know how to talk so yhea ! .
    breanna1234 breanna1234 13-15 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Congenitally Mute

    I was born this way, mute. I have yet to come across someone like me that can hear and is at the same time Mute. I hope to someday. I did once but they weren't interested in being my friend. I was born with a facial abnormality that affected my throat and mouth. I've had 20...
    SophiaG SophiaG 22-25 5 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    Conversion Disorder

    I have no physical injury or abnormality. My brain just decided to turn the sound off mid-sentence one ordinary Wednesday morning. The official diagnosis is Conversion Disorder, a psychosomatic condition brought on by suppressed stress. To me, it feels like my brain has...
    Rockdancer Rockdancer 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    In A Way, Yes

    I don't talk. I don't feel like I should talk. Recently, I've only spoken to one friend. I may as well be mute. I didn't want to be like this, but it happened. It's like I gradually lost my voice. Who is to blame? Is it my fault? Unanswered questions. is there some reason I can't...
    SmilesGoForMiles SmilesGoForMiles 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    Never...

    > I never said my first word so never have I spoken. > I have never told my parents I love them so sometimes I think they don't think that I do. > I can never ask for help, I feel so alone. > I have never had a boyfriend because I am too afraid to try and get to know anyone...
    SilentCassy SilentCassy 16-17, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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    A Little Bit About Me..

    I can be classified as selectively mute. I'm 19 years old. My mutism began at around 3 years old, but I have always been quiet. Over the years, starting from an early age, I gradually stopped trying to connect with people. If anything, I didn't exactly want to connect with people...
    lysergic lysergic 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    About Me

    Well I contracted a bad infection in my mouth awhile ago and now although it is resolved I am unable to speak. It was a great loss for me as I have worked in healthcare for the majority of my career and am unable to do that now. I am in the process of learning to live life unable...
    canadiangirrl28 canadiangirrl28 26-30 10 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    "Singing"

    Sometimes, when I play a song I like, I pretend to sing along. I've never spoken, so I don't even know how to lipsync, but I sill make what mouth shapes I do know and just completely rock out. I'm curious if anybody else who's mute "sings along", and if so, were you born mute or...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    im mute and know sign language

    but no one else does and i can't tell them what I'm saying or feeling
    AlexisYoung AlexisYoung 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I can't even remember what my voice sounds like,

    although I do remember (faintly) people telling me it is soft and sweet.
    SimplySuicidal SimplySuicidal 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    Semi-mute?

    I am not mute 24/7, though there are times when I wish I could be. Perhaps in time I will be able to be mute as I wish, when I get away from my parents. My reasoning is this: it's healing. I'm not the most emotionally stable person, I've spent time in two different mental...
    AngelManson AngelManson 18-21, T 4 Responses May 20, 2011

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    Partially Mute?

    I am a very quiet person. I am never really as loud as I used to be, and that's okay. I like talking through the internet. I can talk clearer, because when I DO talk I can't go a sentence without messing up. I enjoy ASL, it's a beautiful thing to me,and If I could choose to use...
    StephGoesRawr StephGoesRawr 13-15 Aug 20, 2011

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    I Am Somewhat Mute

    But not all the time. I am around everyone other than my immediate family, being my mother, father, brother and his wife. If anyone else starts talking to me, I just look at them to acknowledge that I heard them, but that Im not going to reply. I get told to...
    TheAtomicCloud TheAtomicCloud 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    ive been depressed for 4 yeas and don't want to talk anymore so I did things to damage my through and forced my self to go mute. I don't want to be specific cause I don't want...
    mcforver227 mcforver227 26-30, F Jan 10

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    Talking has been the start of many problems in my life. Gossip, bullying, misunderstandings. I find myself most of the time wishing I could stop speaking and it not be a big deal...
    jennieh jennieh 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I like just about everyone I stumble upon on this site, however, this particular user - seems like they are spamming the board in an OCD fashion with questions and experiences...
    jdawg125 jdawg125 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I'm really sorry about my foolish question "Why girls believe in love? or whatever they're fancy about it"I was totally wrong cause of course there is people that "can love" and...
    Sparklecat Sparklecat 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Progress (Love, loss, and the hopelessness of the hopeful.) I dwell no longer on the night or the day, I think on the past while the present’s away Thought cast the stone, one...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 2 One Hour and Thirty Minutes Later… “SUP GURL!” Tessa woke up screaming, and saw Skylar laughing hysterically in front of her. Tessa took a deep...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Kinda fitting since it is December and kinda how I'm feeling right now. Sorta in this muted somber like mood. "My December" By: Linkin Park This is my December This is my...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Last minute flight to see my family in PR for new years and I got to see him again. He met up with me before my flight and took me to breakfast. We just wanted to talk in person...
    Chicadelcaribe Chicadelcaribe 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Why does it irritate me to have four people in my house moving me into a new place? I should be thankful. Well, I am thankful for their help but every single one of them are...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    Today, I met a girl who was mute and has to use sign language as a way to communicate. And she was adorable! I thought I was in love. We were sitting in the library and just...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    So. X texts me for the second time since June. She asks me the same question: "Hey ______ how's everything going? I hope everything is going well but I have something I need to ask...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F Jan 3

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    Over A Decade of Healing&My Children Are Still Damaged-In 2000,my long time girlfriend of 12 years removed from a banking account which belonged to me 100,000,000 Greek Drachmas...
    LadinoAbba LadinoAbba 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    People are annoying. Maybe I just get annoyed easily. I'm tired of people. They make things complicated. If you don't give people what they want they bother you and get noisy. I...
    Ariadne99 Ariadne99 13-15, F Jan 4

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    It made me who I am. As a child, I remember having no friends. I remember being lonely most, if not all, of the time. My only friend was a selective mute, who a lot of people...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Hey, you folks have slacked up a bit---I don't want to see anyone whom I've "muted" or "blocked" in my homefeed. Their content used to go away, but it doesn't anymore. So now if I...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    These Newscasters Were Firmly Pro-Choice… Until They Saw THIS Video Created Equal, a pro-life group that believes the cause of life is best protected through educating the...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I thought I would love sign language but no. That girl who I thought liked me informed me that she already has a boyfriend. I would of loved developing a relationship with this...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5

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