Rookie magazine website is edited by the IT girl of 2009 Tavi Gevinson. Previously known for her eclectic sense of style and being invited to grace catwalk shows at the grand old age of 13, Tavi has now turned her hand to writing and is doing a remarkable job of hitting the nail of the head of teen-girl needs.
Rookie discusses everything about the lives of young women in three posts a day. From fashion tips, to sex and relationship advice, it’s the kind of aspirational blog I wish had been around ten years ago when I could of written for it myself. It doesn’t try and sugarcoat issues it just tells it as it is and you can’t help but love Rookie for that.
The articles are tied together by intriguing monthly themes like ‘Paradise’, ‘Power’ and ‘Transformation’ and you’d be blind if you didn’t see the underlying ‘girl-power’ the blog exudes.
Once you’ve had a read you can see why the writers also blog for the likes of Urban Outfitters and Huffpost.
See the inspiration
Young writing has always been powerful, our teenage years make us passionate and this passes into our writing. Something we could all do with a reminder of. Now, with the accessibility of the internet we can all access these thoughts as new generations come up year after year.
Rookie might not be your cup-of-tea but reading any blog out of your usual zone of interest can be really inspirational. Keep a notebook handy for article ideas, themes and inspiration that could be transferred across to your sphere of influence.
But don’t just stop there, follow links from articles you enjoy and check out the ‘about’ and staff pages (here’s Rookie’s). You could find a whole new list of blogs to bookmark.