By Ben Brown
The first time I noticed Britney Wolf was the day I set up the @TourettesPod account on Twitter in search of Touretters who seemed like they might be agreeable to discussing their TS lives with a full-on stranger on a then-unestablished podcast (as not a single episode yet existed). But I figured she might be into it. Pretty much her whole account (@oneticatatime) was dedicated to self-acceptance and TS advocacy. I reached out and she agreed right away, leading to an awesome conversation that helped propel Season 1 (Episode 8, "A Little Less Weird").
This past week, Britney's advocacy caught nice attention. She posted on her social media accounts a portrait session that phenomenal photographer Boko did with her, capturing her tics in action. Essentially, tic portraits.
"This is by far the most vulnerable thing I have ever done," Britney said in a tweet thread.
1/4 - THREAD This is by far the most vulnerable thing I have ever done. About a month ago I contacted a local photographer & asked if she could do a shoot with #tics & all. Photos were the 1 thing that I hadn't used to show what this disorder can do, I once I thought about it, pic.twitter.com/KD0LyONUpf— Britney Wolf (@oneticatatime) June 14, 2019
She said of the photographer, Boko: “…she listened so intently & genuinely wanted to know more about me & Tourette Syndrome. So here they are—photos of the tics that she was able to capture.I could not be happier with them.”
3/5 she listened so intently & genuinely wanted to know more about me & Tourette Syndrome. So here they are-photos of the tics that she was able to capture.I could not be happier with them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! pic.twitter.com/IgVSPmxA4O— Britney Wolf (@oneticatatime) June 14, 2019
If you’ve been involved with any art projects associated with Tourette Syndrome, contact me. Would love to know.