Tavi Gevinson, the most amazing, inspirational, impressive girl I've ever met.
Yes, I creepily took a picture of this girl. I couldn't help it, her hair was just so perfect.
Tavi with the gift I made her.
One of my favorite sites to read is Rookie, so when I saw that the girls of Rookie Mag were taking a road trip across America, I was more than thrilled. For those of you who don't know about Rookie, it is an online magazine created by Tavi. She started blogging when she was 11 and her impeccable style caught the eye of the fashion world. Tavi is now only 16 and her magazine is soon to come out in print. I have admired this girl for over a year now, so meeting her was one of the most exciting things I've ever done. On Friday, the staff and readers met at Saki, a record store, in Chicago. Right away, Tavi came up to introduce herself and thank us for coming. She was so sweet and easy to talk to. We spent the afternoon making zines, eating popsicles, and listening to the Tiny Fireflies perform. It was an amazing afternoon with the coolest girls I've ever seen. As a teenage girl, especially in high school, I know how difficult it is to always be yourself. The amount of judging and bullying today is ridiculous, but being in a place with about 40 girls who weren't afraid to be exactly who they are was a beautiful thing to see. I wish I could have gotten to know every single girl there because they seemed just like the people I could be friends with. Thank you Tavi and Rookie for such an wonderful event.
Until next time, Mandy