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Streamer with Tourettes shares emotional reaction to beating one of her triggers

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer “Sweet_Anita” is unlike many content creators on the platform, with her gut-busting humor and acute Tourettes syndrome setting her apart from the rest of the crowd.

Anita skyrocketed to Twitch fame in late 2018, after clips from her stream went viral across Reddit.

Both her hilarious antics and her openness about her condition quickly rendered the streamer a favorite among Twitch regulars: but, despite being a star, internet fame isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Sweet_Anita, Twitter
Sweet_Anita, Twitter
Sweet_Anita is a popular streamer on Twitch, known for her hilarious interactions with fans and her acute Tourettes syndrome.

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In fact, one of Anita’s tics would often get triggered by her own Twitch chat during live broadcasts - a tic that she claimed would cause her to throat to bleed from being activated so often.

A quick look through the streamer’s clips show humorous moments where her tics crop up with near-perfect comedic timing - but one tic, triggered by the word “banana,” wasn’t as funny as it was destructive - until now.

Anita gave fans a hopeful update with the tic in a Tweet on September 3, where she announced that she was finally “free” from it, cheerfully laughing as she repeated the word “banana” without being set off.

“I don’t know what happened - ‘banana!’” she laughed. “Yeah, so at least it’s not been a bad day entirely. ‘Cause Twitch chat can’t hurt me anymore.”

Anita’s fanbase was overjoyed with this development, congratulating her in droves across social media for overcoming the tic.

“I screamed really loud when I heard you say this, I was so happy and relieved,” one fan commented. “In the midst of sadness there was a moment of clarity and happiness when you said that.”

“I'm so happy for you, legit had me in tears,” another wrote. “...This is going to be great for you and your mods, where you won't need to have to spend so much energy trying to protect from it.”

Anita is very open about her Tourettes syndrome, explaining her condition to fans and even telling hilarious stories about her life - but not every day is a good day for the streamer, who admitted that family members are currently pestering her for money in light of her success on Twitch.

Despite having a rough go of it, Anita’s success with her debilitating tic marks a positive turn for the streamer in the face of her current struggles - a success that her fanbase is happy to celebrate alongside her.