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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Writer, artist and part time superhero, Jess Thom co-founded Touretteshero in 2010 as a creative response to her experience of living with Tourettes Syndrome. Touretteshero is about reclaiming the most frequently misunderstood condition on the planet, challenging people to think differently, and building a more inclusive society.

Jess is a visual, performing, and participatory artist based in London. She graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2005. She is committed to increasing opportunities that allow the experiences of people living with Tourettes Syndrome to be heard, and to ‘changing the world one tic at a time.’

This talk is from the 2016 Children's Media Conference held in Sheffield.

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