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“I grew up knowing I was different, and I hated it. I was born with a cleft palate,” writes Mary Ann Bird in her poignant unpublished memoir, The Whisper Test.

When she started school Mary Ann remembers , “my classmates made it clear to me how I looked to others: a little girl with a misshapen lip, crooked nose, lopsided teeth, and garbled speech.” Continue reading

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