“I have made so many new friends because of my TS,” Paula Jean Ferri explains. “People come up to me asking if I’m ok or I jump in and explain what is going on once I see they are confused.”
Paula Jean Ferri is familiar with sticking out. It has always come quite naturally, mostly due to the fact that she has Tourette Syndrome, which has been invaluable in shaping who she is today.
However, this is not an article about Tourette Syndrome (hereafter known as TS), it’s about what Paula has done with it. Rather than being upset or attempting to hide her TS, Paula has used them to her advantage. She has created a space around her for others to feel safe in, simply by being comfortable with herself.