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Blog Star Tavi Gevinson Discusses the Contradictions Facing Girls

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 13, 2012
References: youtu.be
Tavi Gevinson is currently 15-years-old, a sophomore in high school and the founder and editor-in-chief of RookieMag.com, launched in September of 2011. In 2007, Tavi started a fashion blog called The Style Rookie, which garnered enough attention to put her on the radar of the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour.

In this brief, awe-inspiring talk, Tavi discusses the contradictions on what exactly a woman should be which girls struggle with on a daily basis. Drawing on examples from pop culture and her own blog, Tavi Gevinson touches upon the issue "rules" that girls are taught from a young age, like that you can't be a feminist and a fashion enthusiast. Addressing an issue that has come up on RookieMag.com and in her personal life, Tavi concludes that there is not rule book for feminism, and that it is a conversation and a process.