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  • (whimsical music)

  • - Hello, lovely people!

  • So recently, I moved into a new house,

  • and I finally, finally have a room that can be my office.

  • I'm a full-time YouTuber, and I work from home

  • with my carer, slash production assistant,

  • slash 'oh my god, how is one person so helpful?', Clara.

  • All of my writing, filming, editing, and admin is done here.

  • And we used to work at the dining room table

  • in my old house, which since the ground floor

  • was entirely open plan, wasn't the best.

  • We didn't have anywhere to set things up permanently either,

  • so we always had to tidy away at the end of the day.

  • I am a big fan of sticking lots of stuff on the wall.

  • If I wasn't so aesthetically obsessed,

  • there would definitely be a kind of "Beautiful Mind"

  • situation going on in here.

  • It was also very hard to shut off from working

  • when I was having dinner,

  • and my work is literally on the same table.

  • We also work with dogs.

  • They aren't great at typing,

  • but they're vital to the company.

  • Vital.

  • So the four of us needed a space to work

  • that's calm, organized, easy to use, and also accessible.

  • Oh this, oh, I didn't mention this?

  • Yeah.

  • So I'm not always in my wheelchair,

  • but I really need the office to work for when I am.

  • But here's the problem.

  • Uh, I hate spending money on myself.

  • I can spend money on other people,

  • I can buy a present for Claudia,

  • I can buy her a new bike,

  • I can put money towards something that benefits both of us,

  • like the house, or a new rug,

  • or absolutely anything our dogs need,

  • because I'm very broody right now, they're my babies.

  • But if it's just for me--

  • (groans uneasily)

  • It isn't just with wants, either,

  • it's also with needs.

  • I really do need a power chair.

  • Or mobility scooter of some kind,

  • but that's money.

  • I'm gonna link it back to internalized ableism.

  • Hi, if you just came here for a room makeover,

  • understand it's suddenly gotten political.

  • Start cute, slip in a lesson later.

  • I know, it's sounds silly but, having grown up

  • with a disability , I've carried this weight

  • inside me that says, "Am I worth this?"

  • "Do I deserve it?"

  • And I wouldn't let anyone else feel that way

  • about themselves, believe me.

  • If you came to me and told me you felt the way,

  • that way, that I do, I'd say, "Let's work through this."

  • "You are valid, and worth the world."

  • "You deserve whatever it is you need."

  • But in my brain, it's entirely practical.

  • Do I make enough money to merit this expense?

  • Talking about money is very difficult for a British person,

  • by the way, so you really should feel blessed.

  • (ding)

  • But how much is enough?

  • Will there ever be an enough?

  • I think the answer is no.

  • - We deserve to buy

  • the office furniture of your choice.

  • - We worked for three years in your living room

  • and made a viable business with profit.

  • - The last month we were just surrounded by boxes

  • and my bike, and everything.

  • - [Jessica] Yeah, true, I'm so sick of your bike.

  • - It's like the Paralympians, you have to be

  • an extraordinary disabled person to warrant being

  • spoken about.

  • I see, most often, disabled people on television,

  • in the news, 'child with down syndrome jumps into

  • a lake to save a kitten from drowning,'

  • 'a man with no legs climbs a huge mountain and

  • raises thousands of pounds,' 'a woman in a wheelchair

  • fends off a mugger using just two fingers.'

  • All right, that last one was a bit weird.

  • The point is, I feel like I have to work twice as hard

  • to be even considered.

  • Considered for what, Jessica?

  • Go and buy the darn office furniture.

  • Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god.

  • Aah, did it.

  • That's the most money I've ever spent on myself.

  • But, if it helped me be more productive,

  • it's (squeaks) either feeding into my thoughts,

  • or helping cure them, so.

  • Let's build an office!

  • Yes, I have straight hair today.

  • It just grows out of my head this way, you'll

  • have to deal with it.

  • So it's day one, we've cleared the space.

  • We've cleaned the space.

  • All except for my writing desk and chair,

  • which we're keeping in that corner any way,

  • so they're just staying there.

  • Now we have quite a few Ikea boxes

  • that have been delivered this morning, 22 in fact.

  • So, let's get ready.

  • (upbeat music)

  • We now have a room full of boxes, da da da da!

  • Now we just have to work out which of these boxes

  • go in this room,

  • which of them go in the living room.

  • (music continues)

  • - Hello, and welcome to Claudia explains

  • the Ikea chair of Jessica's dreams.

  • So, apparently she's told me to give a tutorial

  • on how to use this chair.

  • - [Jessica] It's an important thing to know.

  • - It is!

  • Standing and you want to sit.

  • This is quite an amazing thing, look,

  • it doesn't move very much even though it's on wheels,

  • this is quite heavy until

  • you sit on it, and then it's like

  • moves around very easily.

  • You can adjust the backing here, with the little

  • "knobble," "knobble?"

  • "Nozzle?"

  • You can lean back and it will stay like that,

  • you don't have to force it back to stay,

  • which is very nice.

  • Bouncing, so whilst you're like, thinking,

  • and then you pan forward.

  • And then this lever here obviously

  • raises you up, or pushes you back down.

  • So, this bit either comes forword or back,

  • depending on how much, I guess knee support you want.

  • Which is actually really clever.

  • So there's like multiple bits that you can adjust.

  • Very fifties--

  • - It's the 1950s office chair, that's why we got it.

  • Yes, I did change.

  • (laughs)

  • It looks a little like I'm wearing

  • some kind of a wedding dress, doesn't it?

  • - Always.

  • - First one to the garage door is a winner!

  • - First one to the window!

  • - Aah, no!

  • - Ha ha, I still won!

  • (upbeat music)

  • - [Jessica] We've come to a problem.

  • As you can see, this does not line up,

  • however, we can't click the bottom piece

  • and the top piece together because this bit of metal here.

  • So, which piece is wrong?

  • Are all the pieces wrong?

  • (music continues)

  • We've been a bit much for Walter.

  • (music continues)

  • - Yeah! - Yay! (laughs)

  • - Okay, so, end of day one,

  • many boxes were delivered, we did lots of

  • carting boxes around, we built two chairs,

  • we built a cabinet, - Mm hm.

  • - I'd say we've done pretty well!

  • - Yeah, we also had to take the dogs for a groom,

  • pick up our nephew, doorman come as well,

  • - Yeah, because 10,000 pounds is an extortionate

  • amount to pay for a front door.

  • - Yes and we had another quote obviously.

  • I went grocery shopping, - Yes.

  • took the dogs for a walk, so

  • we've done lots of other stuff as well.

  • - Yes, I think we've done well, darling.

  • I wouldn't put our achievements down.

  • - I was hoping to finish the office today, I must say.

  • But we didn't really--

  • - That may have been overoptimistic.

  • - We didn't really get started on it until 3:30,

  • and then we had to go pick up our nephew,

  • and the dogs from their groom,

  • so we've only really spent maybe what, like, a total of

  • three-and-a-half, four hours on it?

  • - So, we're amazing.

  • (sighs)

  • - What are you gonna do, to like, you know

  • to reward me (laughs) that's the word.

  • - Anything you want.

  • What do you want.

  • Do you want Deliveroo?

  • - Yes.

  • - Okay.

  • - And a foot rub.

  • - You have Deliveroo and a foot rub.

  • (laughs)

  • - I actually do quite like putting up stuff.

  • - I know you do!

  • You're gonna have to reward me

  • for the hard labor that I loved.

  • - But I must say, every time in the past that I've done it,

  • I've never had someone assist me.

  • I kind of just crack-on with it,

  • so I'm having to learn to delegate and trust,

  • and I'm a bit like 'don't do it like that!'

  • 'what are you doing?' 'don't put that there!'

  • Anyway...

  • - I love you.

  • - Goodbye!

  • - Hello, and welcome to day two of

  • 'Jessica Does DIY in a Wedding Dress.'

  • This one's from Collectif, courtesy of Top Vintage.

  • You'll notice some nice lace detailing,

  • and, the more stereotypical lesbian does DIY outfit.

  • Take a moment, take a spin, my love, take a spin.

  • Looking good, we've got some boyfriend jeans here,

  • on point,

  • - A tank top.

  • - Yes.

  • - I think you should go get changed.

  • - Hmph.

  • I've changed into a more appropriate DIY outfit,

  • look at this.

  • A vintage shirt, lovely little blouse,

  • it's very pretty, look, it's embroidered.

  • And right now, we're going to create some tables!

  • Gonna create my table, my desk, and then Clara's desk.

  • - Well, actually, we're doing Clara's first, I think.

  • - [Jessica] Yeah.

  • - There's less to it.

  • - [Jessica] Yes, because my desk is very special, isn't it?

  • - It is.

  • - [Jessica] But you'll see that once we build it.

  • (upbeat jazz music)

  • So my table is very special, because

  • I need to sit at it like this.

  • This, by the way, is how I sit at all tables.

  • It's very good for your back, for your lower back,

  • did you know?

  • I can be sat, like so, working away,

  • I should probably have my chair a bit higher,

  • I know, don't write in about that, it's fine.

  • For when, you know, I should mix it up, because

  • don't want to get a palsy by staying

  • in the same place for too long,

  • oh yes!

  • Hi.

  • Hi, hi, hi.

  • Ooo!

  • Aah.