Why I didn’t make a sound for 12 years

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Marie McCreadie moved to Australia from the UK as a young girl in the 1970s. It was the start of a new adventure for the whole family, but then one day when Marie was 13 she lost her voice, leaving her unable to make a sound for over a decade. Marie was ostracised, told she was cursed, and was put in a psychiatric unit. Then, in her twenties she discovered the surprising cause of her condition. This episode was first released on 5th October 2019. Marie has written a book about her life without speech it's called Voiceless. Presenter: Andrea Kennedy Producer: Tom Harding Assinder Picture: Marie McCreadie as a young teenager Credit: Marie McCreadie

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