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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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    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 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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 70+ 2 Responses Jan 24

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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 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 can go for days not talking to anyone, it always happens when I'm upset, I'll just shut myself down and can't talk
    somewhatbored somewhatbored 16-17, F Jun 26

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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 5 hrs ago

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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 2 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    if I'm around people I don't know or someone I like it's like I co completely mute, I can talk but I just don't and when I do for some reason my voice goes to the lowest level it...
    JuanitaaLovee JuanitaaLovee 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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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, M 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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    A smile! Why, that is a good disguise! You're lying, You're dying, And you ask the world why. But no one listens. Your smile put your cries on mute. So they laugh. And they grin...
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 23

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    Does anybody here know of a clarinet equivalent to a trumpet practice mute? I haven't played my clarinet in years, and would love to take it up again. But I live in an apartment...
    Ritchaard Ritchaard 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    They say smiling is a bunch of muscular contractions in your face that is stimulated by the illusion of happiness. To that, I might have the weakest face muscles of all. They are...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M Jun 23

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    The Greatest Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds In case you are simply searching for the best wireless Bluetooth earphones and price is not an issue, these two earphones will likely make...
    nsihnew nsihnew 22-25, F Jun 25

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    Are the corporate people, generous or parsimonious? We should look at the question closely from the point of view of interpersonal relationship and not from the gesture of...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jun 25

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    im talking about the ones that pop up on websites. there are just too much its like why do you want people to by your **** so badly? im gonna make it a priority to NOT by something...
    hans13 hans13 51-55, F Jun 27

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    My mom is here visiting and we have a tradition on Sat nights where we watch a ton of movies all night. We stay up and talk, laugh, eat junk food and just enjoy each others...
    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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