Culture

Dongle or No Dongle?

It’s no secret that I LOVE wheelchairs! I love looking at them, talking about them, tinkering with them, and of course using them. I even wrote love letters to them in Backstage In Biscuit Land and I particularly enjoyed … read more

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Lockdown Learning - An Opportunity For Change

Exactly one month ago, on 23rd March 2020, the UK entered ‘lockdown’ to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This means everyone stays at home except for essential travel, food shopping and exercise.

As a disabled person with additional high-risk factors, … read more

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‘Cripping’ The World

From the very beginning, Touretteshero’s focused on providing creative inclusive events for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages. This is a crucial part of our activism and we often talk about the importance of providing spaces where disabled people … 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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“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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Life of A Light

Back in 2015 Leftwing Idiot and I wrote a short relay play called Light Of My Life about the strange relationship I have with the lamp-post I can see from my bedroom window.

We mixed tics with chosen language without … read more

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Access, Authenticity, Action

The other day, out of the blue, I got a call from a researcher asking if I’d be up for contributing to a radio segment on balancing work and Tourettes. I couldn’t do it because I was in rehearsals for … read more

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Cat Culture

When Monkey the cat first moved in he was understandably a bit nervous of my wheelchair, so much so that I teased Chopin about having an ableist cat. Since then he’s got used to the chair and in fact he’s … read more

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“’Draw a Biscuit’ Said Picasso To The Wolf”

It’s the first day of October which means it’s also the first day of Inktober. This is a creative initiative started by artist Jake Parker back in 2009 in an attempt to improve his drawing skills. The idea was … read more

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Punch Line Punch Down Punch Up

I’ve just got back from performing at the Brilliant Shambala Festival. Shambala’s got a very special place in my heart for several reasons – it’s the first place where I ever went on stage. It’s where I learnt the … read more

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