Yesterday evening I had an unusual conversation with Karl James. In 2001, Karl started the Dialogue Project and since then he’s had lots of interesting conversations with a wide variety of people on all sorts of subjects.
Talking to Karl was very different from the other interviews I’ve done recently because we had time to talk, and listen, to each other. There were no set questions or predictable answers.
One of the gifts Tourettes has given me is the abundance of interesting, challenging, thought-provoking and surreal conversations I have with people. Discussion is an incredibly powerful tool for promoting understanding. Talking with Karl has helped me understand a little more about myself, and hearing our conversation will hopefully help people understand a bit more about Tourettes, its impact and its creative potential.