Life and Creativity of a Person living with Multiple Neurological Disorders

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Hiding Neurodiversity in plain sight: A lifetime of Masking, Suppressing and Acting.

Growing up in a violent home, being unnoticed was important, from a very early age I learned the art of masking and suppressing the conditions I didn’t even know I had. The skills that I mastered as a child and… Continue Reading →

My Neurologically Challenged Journey

I was asked to write a brief narrative of my life in the context of my neurological disorders and mental health to be used as a part of an educational book. I needed to fit in everything from the abuse… Continue Reading →

20 pics from my street collection

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Fight or Flight needs a freeze

From personal experiences, observing friends, family and acquaintances I have concluded that the term fight or flight, a term I use often to describe many situations should have a third addition and that is ‘freeze’. Personally, while under a sensory… Continue Reading →

The angry art teacher

I like Art, It’s a good lesson and I feel less twitchy when I’m busy painting and drawing. Mr Mizer our art teacher looks a bit like a farmer and the word around the school is he actually lives on… Continue Reading →

Pics, tics and blood on chips. Just another day of a photographer with Tourette’s.

Joe and I both have Tourette Syndrome and have spent most of the day wandering York on a street photography trip. Our tic’s have been bouncing off each other, but among the busy street we don’t stand out too much… Continue Reading →

Happy to see you, disappointed your alive

Living with ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, Autism, PTSD and the other conditions that come along with them can make the most ordinary part of the day into something quite extreme, even if it is in my head. One such moment is… Continue Reading →

Sensory processing a superpower or an affliction?

I would like to share my personal view on my sensory processing issues linked to my ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, Autism and PTSD. When we think of superpowers we think of superhero’s, people who can fly, have amazing strength or other… Continue Reading →

The solitary school cell

  Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy It’s Monday morning registration, Mrs Smales hadn’t started the register before Mrs Julene the head of year walks in, this woman hates me with a passion. She is stood… Continue Reading →

Who would have thought the worst kid in school would be doing what I am doing right now.

Being undiagnosed and in denial I have had to learn to navigate through life using many techniques. School was extremely difficult, but I managed to leave with 7 GCSE’s and a bad reputation. I attempted the military which ended after… Continue Reading →

School Trip Trouble

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The best school trips are the ones you spend the journey there and back with your mates singing and having a laugh on the coach, much better than being in… Continue Reading →

Express yourself and leave

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Music exam, brilliant, I love music. Miss McQueen is a great music teacher, she is often fun and frequently funny, I don’t get along with most teachers and most teachers… Continue Reading →

‘Of mice and men’ ‘Daydreams and Tics’

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy English and I’m at the front of the class, this is a nightmare! I can feel eyes burning the back of my head causing it to flick back and forth… Continue Reading →

My Wife and I on the BBC talking about my Tourette’s Diagnosis in 2013

Well worth a listen as my wife didn’t really notice for 6 years that i had tourette syndrome but thought something was really wrong. Click the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017tfp1

My article on living with Tourette Syndrome in 2015

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/living-with-tourettes-syndrome-tips-9543516

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