Just over a month ago one of the most memorable days of my life was just beginning. It was the day of ‘We Forgot The Lot’, when more than 300 children and young people with and without Tourettes took over Tate Britain.
This morning a radio piece recorded at that event was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. In it children, young people and families share their experiences and offer a glimpse of what it’s like growing up with Tourettes – a complex, changeable and frequently misunderstood condition.
For anyone who missed it, you can hear it here:
I found listening to the experiences of the children and families very moving. I’m incredibly proud of everyone who contributed to this compelling piece of radio, both those whose interviews were broadcast and those whose weren’t. I’m sure it’ll have improved understanding of the condition and touched many people.
Please tell as many people as possible about the piece so the voices of children with Tourettes can be widely heard and the messages they’re sharing aren’t forgotten.