Rookie and Ira Glass is the host of the amazing radio show This American Life. They became friends when Ira's wife became Rookie's story editor and Ira has become a mentor to Tavi...without pretending to understand at all the life of a 16 year old girl.
"I can only imagine how weird it would be for your wife to come home and
say she's going to start working for a 15-year-old, then look up this
kid online and see photos of what looks like an 80-year-old granny
wearing bag-lady layers."
I love these two together and I love that there is a role model for young girls out there that embraces the weird, the wonderful and the intelligent.
Learn more about Tavi then and who she is now (watch the videos) at 16. You should learn more about her because she is a badass. In the best way possible. Wish I had a little more of her confidence in owning your own style and voice when I was her age.