J-LOFT February Meetup:
Tourettes and Torah
With Pamela Rae Schuller
Pamela Rae Schuller
As a teen, Pamela Schuller had the worst diagnosed case of Tourette Syndrome in the country, a touch of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and a whole lot of pent-up anger. She spent years depressed and wishing her differences away. Over time, she started looking at her life differently and turned her obstacles and challenges into the very fuel that propels her.
Now an internationally known disability and mental health advocate and professional stand-up comedian, Pamela’s stories of growing up in a body she had no control over are engaging, powerful, a little bit heart-wrenching, and unapologetically funny.
Pamela has spoken and performed in seven countries, in every state in the US, and for more than 95,000 kids, teens, and professionals. She holds a BA in Psychology and Youth Outreach Through the Arts and an MA in Child Advocacy and Policy, and post Masters certificates in Executive Coaching and Leadership in the Digital Age.
She has grown that skillset into a repertoire that teaches kids and teens to be proud of who they are, communities to be deeply inclusive, and corporate teams to be innovative and learn to make smart, bold moves. She can be seen on Buzzfeed, Doctor Mike Videos, and NBC and she has worked on inclusion and accessibility with Disney, Google, WellsFargo, and United airlines to name just a few.
Pamela doesn’t just “tolerate” what makes her different; she embraces it, loves it, and finds the funny in it… all while challenging her audiences to do the same.
Join J-LOFT on February 5, for a comedy and storytelling show with Pamela, plus a workshop with her just for grades 8-12.