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Sweet Anita explains how Twitch streaming has changed her life

by Brad Norton
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Taking the time to give thanks to her many viewers throughout a recent post, Sweet Anita explained how live streaming on Twitch has been a truly life-changing experience. 

While Anita is often the source of many viral moments due to her Tourrette’s, she’s never one to shy away from being honest about the condition and trying to change the perspective of new viewers.

Broadcasting her life for the world to see certainly comes with its own unique hardships, but taking the bad with the good, Anita has explained how Twitch streaming has been life-changing for not only herself, but many of her viewers all over the globe.

Sweet_Anita smiling on Twitch
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Sweet_Anita values her time on Twitch as she's able to open the minds of those tuned in.

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Offering some unique insight into her constant battle, the streamer revealed a number of benefits that come from exposing the condition and sharing in such a personal way on a platform like Twitch.

Throughout a January 23 statement, Anita addressed that while some might consider her stream exhausting due to repetitively having to explain Tourrette’s, she would be in a similar position no matter what vocation she gravitated towards.

“I'd be explaining Tourrette's no matter what job I did. Every time I get on a train or in a taxi I have to. At least on Twitch I get to open thousands of people's minds.”

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With over 640,000 followers on the streaming platform and just under 100,000 on her personal Twitter account, Anita has certainly made an impact and opened many eyes. Rather than backing down under pressure and calls for her Twitch account to be banned, the streamer is always quick to outline how she is helping the greater community behind her.

“Thanks to Twitch I get to make the content I needed back when I was young,” she explained. “When you support me, you are showing people who face challenges like mine that we have a place in the world.”

“Every time I explain myself on stream, more people understand my condition. As more people become aware, life gets safer for us.”

Although admittedly, Anita expressed that the experience can indeed “get repetitive” and that she wishes she didn’t have to label “tourette’s” in every YouTube video and stream of hers, she still feels “insanely lucky to be in a position to change things.”

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Leaving a positive impact for those tuned in and raising awareness for her condition are evidently the highest priorities for Anita when going live each and every day on Twitch.

Recently, the Amazon owned streaming platform came out in direct support of the streamer and outlined how “streamers with Tourette’s like Anita, have a home at Twitch.”