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Lockdown Challenges - Week One

Before working full time for Touretteshero I was an inclusive playworker. This means I’ve got a lot of games stored in my brain which until recently I’ve had much less use for. But now this pandemic has come along … read more

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Waves of Worry

I consider myself to be a pretty calm and rational person, but it’s the early hours of the morning and I’m struggling to clear my mind of worries. This is after a day of being hit by waves of anxiety … read more

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Touretteshero COVID-19 Statement

This post is to address the COVID-19 outbreak and to describe what we are planning to do as a Company.

As a disabled-led organisation, our primary focus is to maintain the health and wellbeing of all our staff as best … read more

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Mummy Is A Doctor - A Story for Beans Everywhere

My niece Bean is almost three. Her mum is my sister, regular readers know her as Fat Sister, a name my tics came up with many years ago while she was on a diet. Fat Sister is a doctor … read more

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Join The Team

Back in January we announced the exciting news that Touretteshero had been given a grant from Arts Council England’s Elevate Fund to develop and grow our team and the work that we do.

Our mission is to use Tourettes as … read more

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Picturing Impairment and Drawing Disability

I’ve always loved drawing – since childhood it’s been a key part of how I think and make sense of the world.

Having Tourettes hasn’t always made this easy. As a child my obsessive and impulsive tendencies meant that if … read more

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Beauty Holes

I mentioned yesterday that my ‘ticcing fits had been particularly intense in the last week. On Friday evening I had a fit in the bathroom – this is the worst room in the castle for this to happen … read more

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Oppositional Me

This is a post I need to write but you might not need to read – I’m going to discuss some of the complicated, distressing parts of having Tourettes, and if reading it feels too much at any point please … read more

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Biscuits and Beckett In Brooklyn

A week ago today I did my last performance of ‘Not I’ in New York. We were there for two weeks as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. There wasn’t a suitable space for the show … read more

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We Have Lift Off

We’re currently in New York having just completed a two-week run of ‘Not I’, which was part of Under The Radar Festival. We’ve been brilliantly hosted by BRIC in Brooklyn and together we’ve welcomed incredibly warm, thoughtful, full … read more

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