- 2 years ago #45018
From childhood until I went to college I was intentionally mute. The fact that I had a speech impediment made it even worse. I was shy, and very anxious. Talking was a source of embarrassment at the very least at school. At home... living in an abusive environment it was survival. I didn't just not talk I learned how to become invisible. To me when I talked it was painful. I felt ashamed. When I went to college I became about reclaiming my voice. And I definitely did make big leaps. I mean sometimes I struggle with social interactions and etc. i mean there is some delay or what have you in that area. But it's getting better. But some areas it's totally almost impossible for me to not be mute. Have any of you dealt with this? I plan on bringing this up with my counselor. I know it's about making progress but I do want to really reclaim my voice and not be mute anymore. Because that's how I survived. I want to thrive.