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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

    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    it all started when i was a baby.

    i wasnt vocal at all. it continued on to today. ive never said a word in my life. i guess i have never really felt the need to talk so i usually communicate through sign language. that doesnt mean i wont chat on the internet though!
    naegi naegi 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have battled depression for years and no one helped me. If they tried, it was something that made it worse or did nothing. Well I've decided that if people aren't going to listen...
    hexfur hexfur 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am wearing a cyan blue short-sleeved blouse with a high scoop neck. The top reaches my waist. I am wearing plaid shorts that are soft with an elastic waist and the colors are...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 17

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    The grind of a white noise, Grating the fragile drum, Of trickling bloody ears, Scream- With equal force waves of war, Mute the rapturous noise, And lashes at the object of love...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21 Jul 6

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    I feel like I'm trying to break through a plane of glass or something. Its so hard to see. Has it always been there? I keep looking through it at all my memories, and they seem so...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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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 a week ago

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    The last time before the last time meant all of the world to me.... I was connected to your energy and felt one with you. The last time, I felt empty, my fingers were cold as ice...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Jul 7

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    Liberty (noun) The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. It seems that we...
    ChrisW1981 ChrisW1981 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    We come .. we go. Living in foolish fantasy that we own the earth. .. the land. Have we ever pondered on the fact that right from the first generation to now. .. it is land that...
    AJAY2404 AJAY2404 31-35, M Jul 8

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    Memories are distorted images painted in telling shades by the trembling hands of fearful minds. Born in bastard pride, rebellious of their purpose, they stare me down in glorious...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M Jul 10

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    It's true! If you put a tin foil hat on a conspiracy theorist it mutes their babbling, or if you put one on yourself it might freak them out enough to flee to the bunker and leave...
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Life would be perfect if some girls had a mute button, some guys had an edit button, bad times had a fast forward button and good times had a pause button.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm so shy and quiet that one of my teachers in high school thought I was mute. Reality I suffer from social anxiety and I hated my classmates so I never talked in class
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    1. Sexual Orientation- Lesbian :D:D 2. What I'm bad at- anything that involves exercise 3. The one person who's arms I'd like to be in- Lucia 4. Best first date- that one 5. A...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F Jul 12

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    This goes for everything. But who is really to blame? is the newly added mute that we assume are conversation starters? Or is it our own oblivious ignorance and inability to cough...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 12

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church,Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Five Bobby and Mary Jane were returning early on Sunday to Indiana. Although she wouldn't...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 14

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    I'm probably just very out of touch with my feelings, since I'm pretty sure they're still there and still have a large say in the way I act. But the physical sensations I associate...
    consistentshift consistentshift 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I come from a broken home. I didn't lose family. I gained a stepdad. I gained another grandmother through my stepdad. I gained a stepmom when my dad got remarried before they...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 16

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    I wonder why I turn mute whenever I am in front of someone I want to talk to; just simply in front of many people. This is the thing I hate about myself, I am not a spontaneous...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I don't really talk much... some people at school have actually thought I was mute until we get thrown into a group project by our teachers. But I love to hear other people's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16

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    this poem is about an anxiety disorder called selective mutism..........: "Do you know what it’s like to live in silence? To not be able to talk to people? You know...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response