Saturday, October 27, 2012

TEDxTeen - Tavi Gevinson: Figuring it Out

I'm a fan of TED Talks and only now have discovered that TedxTeen exists. How marvelous this is for teens and also for us adults.

Below is a talk by Tavi Gevinson.

Tavi Gevinson is editor-in-chief and founder of and writes 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.

Tavi Gevinson

What I love about this talk is that Gevinson reveals just how mature she is as a teen and just how teen-like she is. Essentially she is showing adults that youth does not equate to minimal life experience or a life that isn't well thought out. Nor is she so wise beyond her years that she refrains from using the word "like" or embracing a voice that is indeed very "teen-like."

Official Rookie Website

Rookie Facebook

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