Last night my friend Ruth’s documentary aired on BBC3 and she was absolutely amazing – articulate, funny and charismatic – just as I’d expected. The documentary was both thoughtful and thought provoking.
Even though I write about living with Tourettes every day, I found seeing and hearing Ruth describe its challenges on screen difficult, and at the end it left me feeling inexplicably sad. I think this was because for me, it wasn’t just watching TV, it was watching a lot of my own experiences reflected back from the screen.
But it also left me left feeling incredibly proud of Ruth, and very lucky to have shared so much of our journey with Tourettes together.
“I’m going to break up with Christmas.”