Tavi Gevinson: sixteen and smarter than all of us

Apologies for the delayed postings this week, hard drive crashed.  Think this video about Female Role Models is worth the wait. It’s a MUST share with your students, but be careful, it might just prove to your students that we adults need to be listening to them more… [EF]

Tavi Gevinson is editor-in-chief and founder of RookieMag.com and writes thestylerookie.com. Rookie, a site for teenage girls, broke 1 million page views within 5 days of launching in September of 2011, and contributors have included Miranda July, Dan Savage, Joss Whedon, JD Samson, Zooey Deschanel, Sady Doyle, Lesley Arfin, and Cindy Gallop. It has received praise from Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR, the New Yorker, and a number of other publications, and, most importantly, the girls who write in to the site. Tavi has also written for publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Jezebel, Lula, and Pop, and is a contributing editor to GARAGE magazine. She is 15 and a sophomore in high school, and also the author of an embarrassing diary recently found from the 6th grade.

LINK: TEDxTeen – Tavi Gevinson: Still Figuring it Out – YouTube.

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