1. First, here’s her TEDxTeen talk. She talks about what it means to be a “strong female character,” and how women are often portrayed as flat and uncomplicated.
“The problem with this is that people then expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multi-faceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy and women happen to be people.”
2. She started rookiemag.com.
Rookie is, according to their site, “an online publication for teenage girls featuring writing, photography, illustrations, videos, and more from a lovely staff and our readers. The site features monthly “issues,” each revolving around a theme. We post just three times a day – after school, after dinner, and before bed.”
It evolved from Tavi’s blog, Style Rookie.
3. She takes risks with her style.
And she always looks unique and fabulous.
4. She takes most of these photos herself.
Tavi says on her bio page: “I do [take my own photos], using the self-timer on my Canon Powershot SD1300 IS and a tripod my dad used when he was in college and which miraculously survived the 70’s”
5. She’s fierce.
6. She taught Jimmy Fallon how to bitchface.
8. She tells us to “just be Stevie Nicks.”
“Like, that’s all you have to do. Because, my favorite thing about her, other than, like, everything, is that she is very—has always been, unapologetically present on stage, and unapologetic about her flaws, and about reconciling all of her contradictory feelings, and she makes you listen to them, and think about them.”