My School Day With Selective Mutism

This describes so much of my own school life and experiences with growing up with selective mutism. School was not a very enjoyable place for me.

I am not shy.

A day in the life with Selective Mutism is tiring, frightening and challenging. If I think back to my high school days, I remember the feeling of absolute fear rushing through my body when I tried to go about my day to day life. I remember on a typical school day packing my school bag with my lunch in the morning, this is a simple task yet it didn’t feel simple to me at all. “Oh no, I can hear my juice bottle sloshing around in my bag as I walk and move, I’ll have to leave it behind and go thirsty”. “My Mum has made me tuna sandwiches for lunch today, but I don’t think I can take them, when I open my bag people might be able to smell them, which will draw extra attention”. Apart from these barriers, eating at school was basically impossible anyway; I, like…

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About animalsandmagic

I am an author, artist, and the owner of A&M Moonlight Creations, an independent publishing company. I primarily write children’s fiction about animals, magic, superheroes, and more. Some of my upcoming works include an anthology, realistic fiction and my story of growing up with selective mutism, all of which I’m writing with the intention of promoting mental health awareness. I read a lot as my followers on Goodreads, BookBub, and Twitter are well aware of. I have many hobbies and interests. Reading and photography are my main hobbies. I also love animals and currently have a Toy Poodle named Merveille, and a Mini Rex rabbit named Kojikaki. I have adopted most of my pets from rescue centers.
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