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Bring on the Biscuits: Celebrating the Diversity of the Human Mind

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Led by Dr Kirsty Liddiard, University of Sheffield

Writer, artist and part time superhero Jess Thom co-founded Touretteshero in 2010 as a creative response to her experience of living with Tourette’s syndrome.

Touretteshero is about reclaiming the most frequently misunderstood condition on the planet, challenging people to think differently, and building a more inclusive society. A regular at festivals such as Glastonbury, the Edinburgh Fringe, and DaDaFest in Liverpool, Touretteshero is committed to ‘changing the world one tic at a time.’

Bring on the Biscuits is a fun and lively discussion about the place of neurodiversity in our current times. Neurodiversity celebrates the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioural traits (such as autism, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome). It regards difference as part of normal variation in the human population and challenges social norms and stereotypes. Bring on the Biscuits will open with a keynote from Touretteshero and then host a panel/audience discussion about what it means to be neurodiverse - politically, culturally and artistically. Ending with a short (optional) participatory performance of her play ‘Light of My Life’, Bring on the Biscuits will challenge our everyday understandings of disability, diversity and difference. Who wants to be neurotypical anyway?

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. To view more events visit: www.sheffieldesrcfestival.org

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