I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice
I hate the sound of my own voice.
To this day:
🚫 I can’t watch recordings of myself speaking.
🚫 I don’t talk on stories or film videos of my thoughts on social media.
🚫 I won’t start a podcast or anything that relies on audio as a medium.
Growing up, the first thing I was made fun of for was my voice. It was in third grade, when I was asked to read a page out loud in front of the class. Two grades later, I was called gay for the first time, and soon the two became seemingly connected to the outside world.
I hate the sound of my own voice because society taught me to... but that won’t stop me from sharing my voice with the world.
I may not be able to hear myself without cringing, but I have things to say, points of view to share, and spaces to change.