Tavi Gevinson, Maker

Oak Parker joins elite company for new project documenting American women.

"I think it's kind of alarming, maybe, or surprising for people to realize that teenage girls are more aware of certain things than they thought," begins Tavi Gevinson in a segment for Makers, a groundbreaking new documentary project.

The series, made possible by a partnership between AOL and PBS, aims to create "a living library featuring hundreds of original and compelling stories from exceptional women whose pioneering contributions to society continue to have a profound impact on the world in which we live." More on the project here.

Gevinson, the Oak Park founder and editor of Rookie Mag, joins some seriously elite company who've been interviewed for the project, including Gloria Steinem, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Sandra Day O'Connor and many more.

In her segment, Gevinson recalls how influences like the graphic novel Ghost World, the TV shows Freaks and Geeks and My So-Called Life, and the Riot Grrl movement helped shape her ideas about being a young woman. 

All of which now translates to the pages of Rookie Mag, where "everything is through a through a feminist lens."


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