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Disability Awesome: My Tourette’s Made Me Viral

Welcome to the Disability Awesome segment! Each week here on Geek Alabama, Disability Awesome will feature a person or persons with mental and / or physical disabilities who are doing awesome and great things! As editor / publisher Nathan Young has an disability (Autism), we here at Geek Alabama love it when others when disabilities do great things!

Baylen bravely took a risk and posted TikTok videos of her daily struggles with Tourette syndrome. Her videos quickly went viral, and she now has over 3 million followers. Baylen says she struggles daily with her tics and OCD, and her parents are trying to help her get better. Baylen says social media helped her gain the confidence to go out in public again, while doctors told her to stay home. Singer and influencer Lele Pons says she also suffers from OCD, Tourette syndrome, and depression but has had a different experience on social media when sharing her story with the public. So what do these two women have in common? Dr. Phil discusses their daily battles with their mental health and how social media has affected it.

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