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, photographer, and the owner of A&M Moonlight Creations, an independent publishing company. I write children’s-tween fiction about animals, magic, superheroes, and more. I have many works in progress including; animal point of view adventures, fantasy, realistic fiction, sci-fi, a graphic novel, and more. I read a lot as my followers on Goodreads, BookBub, and Twitter are well aware of! I also have many other hobbies, some of which include; writing, photography, drawing, watching TV and movies, playing video games, listening to music, coloring, working jigsaw puzzles, working puzzle and activity books, and collecting various things. I 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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