A few days ago comedian Jimmy Carr apparently made a lazy Tourettes joke on TV linking Tourettes to uncontrollable swearing. This wasn’t the first time for Jimmy, and a number of other comedians have made similar jokes recently. I’ve read more
In September last year Touretteshero was awarded a Red Nose Day Grant. The funding came from The Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund and Comic Relief who’d teamed up to support London organisations working to improve mental and physical health… read more
Today’s been a great day. The weather may have been utterly miserable, but I’m in a buoyant mood.
I ran a training session for front-of-house staff at Tate Britain in preparation for an event we’re putting on in… read more
Just under three weeks ago I went to meet a team from Channel 4 who were embarking on an unusual project. They were looking for people with communication differences to announce some of their shows.
Before that meeting,… read more
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day set up and championed by the United Nations since 1992 to celebrate disabled people’s achievements across the world. But if you’re a disabled person in this country you… read more
I’ve written before about a local art shop that I can only access by going through the goods entrance because of the steps up to the main entrance . Poppy and I went there earlier today and we’re now… read more
Last night I started looking at my plans for Christmas and the New Year, and it kept me up much later than I’d planned. I was working out whether I’m going to be able to afford to take my annual… read more
I’m going to start this post by telling you about two things I did yesterday. They’re almost unrelated but there is a connecting thread between them.
Firstly, yesterday was the last day of our half term playscheme at work. I… read more
Now, it’s fair to say I go on about accessible toilets more than your average blogger. But ever since I started using a wheelchair almost two years ago, I’ve been bothered by below bog-standard bogs.
I’ve mentioned how non-disabled people… read more
Last week I spoke at TEDx Albertopolis, an event exploring the relationship between art and science held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. As an organisation TED is dedicated to sharing ideas. A key part of their ethos… read more