Why I didn’t make a sound for 12 years
How bad can it be losing your voice? Marie became mute at 13. She was ostracised, told she was cursed and put in a psychiatric unit. But years later something incredible happened.
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.
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