04/03/2014 10:28 am ET Updated Apr 03, 2014

Tavi And The Taviettes

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She counts among her friends the actress Emma Watson, the singer Lorde and the fashion designer Rachel Antonoff (“She has gravitas”), but the real impact of Tavi Gevinson, the 17-year-old fashion-prodigy-turned-publishing-mogul, can be seen most clearly in the young women who circle in her orbit.

Since she founded Rookie, an online magazine, in 2011, young women have embraced Ms. Gevinson’s unambiguous message that community and self-empowerment are essential survival tools for adolescence.

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