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It was never a choice

It was never a choice. What kid would choose to not speak up, not get to know new people, hearing adults and kids talk about you – but say nothing yourself?

Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder and it used to be my entire life. There needs to be more knowledge, more support and more help.

My mom and I fought through it, all alone. Teachers needs to be aware of what’s going on right in front on them. No kid deserves to feel like the weight of the world is on their shoulders, and they have to carry it all alone. Not even professionals being able to help, or understand.

If you told me as a little girl that one day I would stand up and confidently share my story and be an inspiration to others – little Marte with anxiety would have never believed you. The loud, stubborn and ambitious Marte I was as home would have just told you “I can do anything.”

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4 thoughts on “It was never a choice

  1. So happy to hear that you are a voice for SM! I would love to have you and your boyfriend come to Lugano, Switzerland and meet my son and us. Even speak at our SM seminar when we have one. 😘

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  2. Your confidence truly shows. As a kid I had to over come many challenges. English was not my first language and I had a hard time in my elementary years expressing myself. Look how time changes everything. So grateful to all my mentors and teachers.

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