About the Artist
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. Jess is a visual, performing, and participatory artist based in London. She graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2005. She campaigns for disability rights and social justice and is on a mission to change the world 'one tic at a time.'
About the London Mural
As a disabled artist, Jess cares passionately about the representation and visibility of disabled people in public spaces. To her, the Paralympic Games offer a moment for the global community to celebrate disabled excellence in sport and beyond. Through a digital illustration process, Jess created engaging and vibrant images that honor and reflect diversity and inclusion. The mural includes Team Citi athletes from around the world: Yip Pin Xiu (Singapore, Para Swimming), Natalia Partyka (Poland, Para Table Tennis), Kadeena Cox (UK, Para Athletics and Para Cycling), Devendra Jhajharia (India, Para Athletics), Curtis McGrath (Australia, Paracanoe)Listen to learn more:
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