Student nominated for National Diversity Award - The Stratford Observer

Student nominated for National Diversity Award

A PHOTOGRAPHY student from Stratford-upon-Avon College has been nominated for a National Diversity Award.

Cece Jaye, aged 18 from Worcestershire, lives with Tourette’s Syndrome.

After gaining a huge following across social media in which she uploads educational and humorous videos to educate others about the condition, she has now been nominated for the 2022 National Diversity Awards sponsored by ITV.

As well as having nearly 24.5 thousand followers on Instagram and having over 18million likes on Tik Tok, Cece is also the focus of a YouTube video, Born Different, which currently has over 224 thousand views.

Originally, Cece didn’t think the social media content would go very far: “It was a good way for me to make something good come from my Tourette’s, to give me a way to laugh at it as well as raise awareness and that was good for my own mental health.”

“I’m really excited! It will be great to meet others with different disabilities and from different communities who are making a difference. But the main thing is how good it will be for the Tourette’s community as it will bring more awareness about the condition and help to combat stigmas and stereotypes.”

Voting is now open and you can cast your vote for Cece here:

To learn more about Cece and her Tourette’s journey follow her on Instagram and TikTok @otters.have.pockets

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