I think it’s really important for people to learn more about stuff like Parkinson’s and tremors. I deal with tremors, and it’s not a fun thing at all. I’ve been made fun of a lot for it (for some reason, people think it’s funny to joke about me having Parkinson’s, which resulted in that being a nickname for me for a while).
I get it. Shaking in our limbs looks funny. We know we do it. It’s not funny though. It gets in the way of a lot. We can’t control it. Please don’t point it out. Please don’t make any comments about it.
Parkinson’s also doesn’t only exist in people of older ages. There’s a type of Parkinson’s that can come on in youth/teenagers.
Tremors, like what I have, can be a result of many things like brain damage, chemical inbalances, abuse, trauma, etc. mine is a result of chemical imbalances and abuse/trauma.
My point is that I think everyone should read up a little about Parkinson’s and tremors, so when you do encounter someone who is dealing with these things, you won’t react in a way most people have with me.
“Oh my god, why are you shaking? Do you have Parkinson’s or something lol?”
We know it’s happening, and we don’t think it’s funny.


Shake Cats by Carli Davidson Pet Photography