Protests & Campaigns

Do Something Great This Good Friday

So it’s Good Friday, why not do something great? I need your help getting my show on the road. Find out how here.

Having Tourettes means I’m rarely still or quiet. My tics go everywhere I go, and… read more

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Let’s Get Ready To Kickstart!

If you search online for ‘Tourettes Theatre’, many of the top results are articles about people being asked to leave theatres or sit somewhere else because they’ve got Tourettes – something I’ve had first-hand experience of.

I love the… read more

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25 Years John

25 years ago, in March 1989 a QED documentary, John’s Not Mad’ introduced Johnny Davison, a thoughtful and charismatic Scottish teenager with Tourettes, to the British public.

The programme showed the impact of Tourettes and of people’s reactions… read more

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So You Want To Tell a Tourettes Joke?

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

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Standard-Bearing for Tourettes

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

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Training The Tate

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

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Born Biscuity

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

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Day of The Disabled

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

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Roll Over

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

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The Right to an Active Life

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

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