Boom Arts and Disability Art & Culture Project present,
as part of the Dis/Representation: Evolving Disability Conversations series:
Date & Time: Tue, May 08, 2018, 6:00 to 7:30pm
** First come, first served.**
Internationally acclaimed UK writer, artist and part-time superhero Jess Thom (Touretteshero) is committed to increasing opportunities for those living with Tourette’s Syndrome. She characterizes herself as a ‘superhero’ not a ‘sufferer’ of the condition she has experienced since she was a child. In her thoughtful, funny, and groundbreaking presentation, Ms. Thom will speak about making visible the hidden barriers that exclude people with disabilities, and others, from public spaces. Whose responsibility it is to adapt to our culture? What are our preconceptions about disability? How can disability be reconceptualized as a springboard for creativity and spontaneity? How does diversity and inclusive thinking benefit all of us? Together, Ms. Thom argues, we can ‘change the world one tic at a time.’
Presented in collaboration with Boom Arts and Disability Art & Culture Project as part of the Dis/Representation: Evolving Disability Conversations series.