There I was sitting in my room, avoiding my homework, and watching lengthy video-taped discussions of Neil deGrasse Tyson, like the incredibly nerdy girl that I am, when I stumbled onto something absolutely brilliant. I had found a new TEDxTeen talk by Tavi Gevinson, called Still Figuring it Out, that put all that was important into perspective and called for her audience to take away an inspiring message for people of all ages.
Although only 15 years old, “Tavi Gevinson [is] the 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…a sophomore in high school, and also the author of an embarrassing diary recently found from the 6th grade.”