Tourette’s advocacy on TikTok – with Monica Nguyen
Note: This episode contains occasional swearing (coprolalia).
Monica Nguyen is a 20-year-old disability advocate who lives in Sydney, Australia. Monica began sharing her experiences online after facing a lot of discrimination from people who don’t understand her Tourette Syndrome. Her goal is to inspire, educate and empower.
During this episode, you will hear Monica talk about:
- What her life has been like with Tourette’s, as someone living in Australia who is part of a Vietnamese family
- The discrimination she’s faced in public because of her tics and coprolalia, including a confrontation at a train station that compelled her to start sharing her life experiences with Tourette’s online
- The positive community she has built on TikTok by creating videos about her life with Tourette’s
- The goals she has for her advocacy
This episode features a promo from the Psychocinematic podcast, which discusses the representation of disability and mental health conditions in film and TV. Listen to Psychocinematic at PsychocinematicPodcast.com or on your favorite podcast app.
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