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Life on The Spaceship

Just over a week ago it became clear that in order to stay as healthy as possible during the current COVID-19 pandemic, I needed to self-isolate. I always need close physical support from others to complete many essential daily tasks … read more

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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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Visual Schedules - For Pandemics And Beyond

I’ve been indoors for a week now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and from tomorrow children across the country will also be at home as most of the schools have closed.

One of the first things I did for myself … 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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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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A Decade On

We’re on the eve of a big anniversary, but for me the end of this decade has special significance. Ten years ago, Touretteshero was born, since then everything’s changed, and I’ve become a radically different person. As the clock … read more

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“Brought To You By The Letter Lamp-post”

Yesterday I shared a festive drawing that I’d just completed on my iPad. As well as creating that drawing, I’ve also been using my iPad to make some Biscuit-Land-themed fonts.

One of my new fonts has a theme very … read more

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