In need of some light weekend reading? We’ve got you covered in our second installment of ’21 Questions with…’ This time round we’ll be introducing Tess Lowery, our incredible Communications Manager. If you’re curious about what type of person is behind the work done at TEDxLondon, keep on reading! 👇

Tess Lowery (she/her)

Communications Manager

Worked on the team for 7 months

Audiobook, Ebook or physical book?
Physical book

What do you do in your day job?
Creative content

An initiative you’re passionate about
TED speaker Payzee Mahmod’s incredible fight and campaigning to end child marriage in the UK.

Most memorable moment working on a TEDxLondon event?
Hearing Christina Lamb’s talk in person.

Favourite place to vacation?
Where I grew up in France.

Favourite place you’ve lived?
London

Hobbies?
I’m part of a climate action choir called the Stop Shopping Choir. 

Pets?
Romy, a miniature sausage dog (the apple of my eye)

You’re on a deserted Island, what 5 things do you bring?
Romy, a Kindle (I don’t currently own one but I think I would need access to books), a pen, a notebook and a surfboard (I don’t even surf but there’s no time to learn like being trapped on a deserted island, right?) 

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to heal illness and injury. 

Most used emoji?
🙏🏼

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Greta Gerwig

What are you listening to on repeat?
Bad Kids by TTRRUUCES

What’s your favourite season?
Summer

Are you an introvert, extrovert or ambivert?
Introvert

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?
The CEO of Chevron — imagine the changes you could make.

Describe your ideal weekend?
Back-packing, hitch-hiking with the sun on my skin, eating good fresh vegetarian food, laughing with friends and swimming in the ocean.

Early bird or Night owl?
More and more an early bird these days.

Where do you feel most at home?
At home in Southern France.

Favourite TED talk?
It’s always the last one I’ve watched which in this case is ‘Why people believe they can’t draw’ by Graham Shaw

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