Hi everyone! I just posted for the first time the other day, and I wanted to share my “What Should Tourette’s-Plus Call Me?” Tumblr with you. Here is an excerpt from my Tumblr that I thought you might like:
Just because you can see my disability doesn’t mean I want to talk about it with you. It already dominates enough of my life. My disability is not public property.
I understand you want to help. If you ask and I say “no” respect that. When you don’t, I know that what you really want is not to “help” me but to make yourself feel better.
I am not a teaching moment. And, by the way, I CAN hear you.
You are not entitled to my medical history. It is none of your business what medication I am taking or what my doctor said at my last appointment.
I owe you nothing.
I am my own person. I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself, as I have obviously done for years. I do not want your help. I do not want your pity. I do not want to be accosted by strangers.
What I want is your consideration and your respect. I want to be treated like you would treat any other human being.
I don’t let my disability define me. I’d appreciate it if you’d try to do the same.
Preach! Just because you can see me ticcing doesn’t mean that you are entitled to an explaination.