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Kristin Gallegos x So It Goes: Tennessee Thomas

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Kristin Gallegos x So It Goes: Tennessee Thomas

There aren't many ladies out there who can crush a drum solo, curate an amazing one-of-a-kind shop in the East Village, and also be a very vocal activist when it comes to social and environmental issues, but Tennessee Thomas (@tennesseebunny) ticks all the boxes. You can usually find her at her shop, The Deep End Club (@thedeependclub) which turns into a hang out spot that hosts pop-ups, art shows, and performances or playing drums for the Nikolai Fraiture-fronted band, Summer Moon (@summermoonband).

Where do you currently live?

East Village, New York

Where are you originally from?

Just outside London

What do you do?

I have a shop called The Deep End Club. I play the drums. I'm a DJ & an Activist.

Any upcoming projects?

My shop just started making our own clothes & are about to launch an Activism website. And I am playing the drums in a new band called Summer Moon.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

To be surrounded by my friends and family having fun! Also, swimming in a tropical ocean!

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Hippies, Situationists, Punks, Rebels, Revolutionaries, etc.

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Tennessee2
Dress: The Deep End Club

Which living person do you most admire?

Anyone standing up against authority for Justice . I think Vandana Shiva and Kalle Lasn are cool.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Tiredness

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Greed

What is your greatest extravagance?

A massage

What is your favorite journey?

Going home

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Cleanliness

On what occasion do you lie?

To be Virtuous (see above)

Which living person do you most despise?

The 85 richest people who have combined more money than the 3.5 billion poorest.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Oh my lord.

What is your greatest regret?

Maybe not going back to University? It's never too late!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My parents

When and where were you happiest?

NOW!

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Tennessee4
Dress: The Deep End Club

Which talent would you most like to have?

I'd like to be clever enough to cause a Consciousness Shift which would lead everyone (especially those in power) to prioritize working to solve the world's environmental and human rights issues together.

What is your current state of mind?

Optimistic

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Have limitless energy

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

Nothing

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Getting to do what I love as my job.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

I'd like to be a butterfly.

What is your most treasured possession?

My teddy bear

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Heartbreak

Where would you like to live?

Treehouse, canal boat, or gypsy caravan

What is your favorite occupation?

Mine!

What is your most marked characteristic?

Enthusiasm

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Adventurousness

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Adventurousness

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Tennessee1
Dress: The Deep End Club

What do you most value in your friends?

Kindness

Who are your favorite writers?

Milan Kundera, Vladimir Nabokov, Greil Marcus, Buckminster Fuller and  Jay Griffiths.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Alice in Wonderland

Who are your heroes in real life?

Buckminster Fuller, John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Amy Winehouse

What is it that you most dislike?

Greed

How would you like to die?

In my sleep, in my bed.

Your favorite painter?

My friend Theodora Allen.

Your favorite musician?

John Lennon

What is your favorite color?

Red

What is your favorite flower?

Sweet pea

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

To sing!

What is your present state of mind?

Optimistic

What is your motto?

No dream is too big!

Banner Image: Dress: The Deep End Club
Photographer: Kristin Gallegos (@kristingallegos)
Fashion Editor: Liz McClean (@lizmcclean)