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One Thing to Keep from the Pandemic for an Accessible World? Virtual Events, of Course!

As someone with Tourette’s and several other comorbid conditions, I was finally able to attend the Tourette Syndrome conference in both 2020 and 2021. Normally it is only held in Minneapolis, but thanks to efforts and sponsorships to have the event completely online, I could attend from the comfort of my own home. I could hear and watch a variety of presenters on any topic I wanted. No plane tickets, no conference fees, and plenty of panels to choose from that pertained to my specific experiences. 

Interview: Tamara Kaye Sellman, Author of Intention Tremor

Tamara Kaye Sellman is an author, advocate, and curator of sleep-wellness content. But that just scratches the surface of everything Sellman has accomplished in her life. Her new book Intention Tremor chronicles five years of her experience with multiple sclerosis (MS) with both poetry and nonfiction. Besides releasing a book during a pandemic, Sellman kindly chatted with me about art, advocacy, and everything in between.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Gretchen. I’m an educator, magazine editor, and a freelance writer. I’m also an artist sometimes. I sold my first freelance piece to Bustle when I was 20 years old and haven’t looked back! On my blog you’ll find some of my popular pieces, freelance and writing advice, and teaching tools.

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