Have you heard of selective mutism?

I grew up believing I was shy and quiet. I didn’t like it, but I didn’t know how to be anything else – because no matter how hard I tried, there were often situations I would find myself in where I was unable to say a word. I had a head full of questions, opinions […]

When you’ve had enough of being ‘the quiet one’

When I was sixteen I had had enough. I felt like I was trapped inside of my personality – and I was sick of being quiet. For as long as I could remember, I had struggled to fit in. Everywhere I went, I longed to be able to say more, to stand out more, to […]

Is it possible to grow out of selective mutism?

When I was young I had no idea that Selective Mutism existed. I assumed I was ‘just shy’ and I also assumed that one day I would simply grow out of my shyness, and find it easy to share my voice with others just like everybody else. I dreamed of the day I would cross […]

Being vulnerable – the most rewarding and most difficult thing we can ever do

According to Brene Brown, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity.” Apparently to be vulnerable takes great strength and is strewn with rewards. To be vulnerable does not make us weak like many people believe – it is instead the […]