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Jess Thom: What does freedom look like?

Artist Jess Thom has Tourette's syndrome (a neurological condition that is characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics).

Jess has decided to take her disability and turn it into something positive.

She has created a character called "Touretteshero" who celebrates the condition and uses it as a source of creativity.

For Jess, her wheelchair has opened up new worlds for her, giving her a freedom she craved.

She says: "My wheelchair and my tics are not the things that disable me. The thing that disables me is the inaccessible environment."

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