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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. 77 People

    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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    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 3 Responses May 20, 2011

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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 9 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 Mar 18

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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 3 Responses Jul 3

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 19, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 14, 2012

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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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    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 4 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I feel like 75% of communication is nonverbal anyway. It would be a good excuse to not have to speak in public. Just watched an episode of Garfunkel and Oates where the girls went...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response Aug 7

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    Although these are generally not essential to continue to keep inside arms reach, it is a good idea to concentrate on high quality storage throughout the home. It's important to...
    Lucien52c Lucien52c 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    "Misuse" I held your hand a lot and you asked me why I did so, And I told you I held it so much because one day I must let go, You told me you would never let me go in your life...
    5thApprentice 5thApprentice 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have had this Menieres Disease for 20 years I had the surgery in my left ear 3 years ago where they put a shunt in worse thing I ever did my balance is a bigger problem now I...
    gborron gborron 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    because it's just a waste of time. I try to read all of my orange notifications lol and getting a stupid notice about some stupid heart just created pages & pages to look through...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Jul 21

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    My story if I told most wouldn't believe half of it.Sometimes I don't believe half of it but it's all true.There are much worse off in this world filled with misery.So to tell my...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Men like this author are true gemsA Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"You're so sensitive. You're so emotional. You're defensive. You're overreacting. Calm down...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 22

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    Men like this author are true gemsA Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"You're so sensitive. You're so emotional. You're defensive. You're overreacting. Calm down...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 22

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    It's one o'clock in the morning. And the clocks are ticking their warnings. Drifting in the fog. I haven't got all of the gears and cogs. Screaming your lullaby in mute. Digging...
    Lifesuckssmusichelps Lifesuckssmusichelps 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I am what you might call an observer. I don't really participate in anything nor do I really talk that much. I find it fascinating when people do things when they think no one's...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    Self-hate Tormented by the darkness inisde, Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, The pierce of guilt to her heart, Another person to rip it apart, Promises made only to be broken...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I want to move from this tiny *** town and never tell anybody, except for my family members, where I have moved to. Everything here has done me no good, depression is taking over...
    BabyHoskins BabyHoskins 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    In Muted Tone BY PAUL VERLAINE Gently, let us steep our love In the silence deep, as thus, Branches arching high above Twine their shadows over us. Let us blend our souls as...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I love to write what I feel in my heart. I wrote many good stuffs about giving people advice. But now, I don't have any confidence in writing, because of the environment I live in...
    alienchenlein alienchenlein 18-21, F Jul 27

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    dear EP staff, can we please, PLEASE make a way to mute all posts from the 13-15 age range mouthbreathers off our home screen feed? it would greatly improve the experience project...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I took this picture a few weeks ago in a state park. I didn't mute the color on purpose -- it just sort of happened that way because the sun was really bright behind the clouds. I...
    citycalmdownx citycalmdownx 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    :EDIT: found out my boyfriend of two years has been lieing to me since we got together. he wants me to lose weight. he always thought that I could weight and he hasn't told me. he...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 28

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    Better believe if I was mute I still be a man of my word.
    badhabitrabbit badhabitrabbit 26-30, M Jul 30

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    Usually when I'm tired and have had a joint,I retire to bed and slowly but surely ideas come into my head, sometimes, questions,or problems, and I'll be laid for hours trying to...
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M Jul 30

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    Usually when I'm tired and have had a joint,I retire to bed and slowly but surely ideas come into my head, sometimes, questions,or problems, and I'll be laid for hours trying to...
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 30

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