This morning on her infamous blog, 13-year-old fashion writer Tavi addressed the often critical, sometimes nasty things people have been saying about her as of late: She's selective when it comes to freebies. "I realize that if every post of mine was talking about something I got in the mail, my opinion wouldn't be valued or as pure." Outsiders are way too judgmental when it comes to how her parents handle her being absent from school. "My parents and I are the ones who know my school's absences policy, how my teachers feel about my missing school, and what my grades look like -- not anyone else." If she's wearing a hat and it's blocking your view at the shows, ask her to remove it and she will. "If you happen to be sitting behind me and you'd like to be able to see, just ask." Do you feel compelled to respond to Tavi's defense?
How Tavi Gevinson Makes Money
At this point, we know a fair amount about Tavi Gevinson and her evolution from a 13-year-old blogging about her fashion obsession to a 16-year-old (as of Saturday, according to her Wikipedia. Also, what? All this happened in less than three years?) running a successful and awesome editorial site for teens, doing public speaking engagements, singing and starring in films and ad campaigns. What she hasn't spoken much about is how she monetizes it all or how much help she gets from, you know, adults.