i have recently become obsessed with tavi gevinson in kind of a weird way, mostly just like: how is she so smart? it makes me want to go back and relive all of my adolescence in a different, more self-aware way, except not really because that would be the worst.
there’s this great feature on the rookie magazine site called “why can’t i be you?” where she interviews different inspirational women about how they got to be who they are, and this one with wendy yao, owner of la’s incredible book shop ooga booga, is particularly full of gems.
I like this question:
“I don’t think it’s anything that special—it’s just having that feeling that you can do it, and not feeling like there’s that much in your way. I often didn’t have a lot of resources to work with, but somehow I found creative ways to make what I wanted work out. That’s been a persistent feeling for me—that something can be done even if it seems like you don’t have the means to do it.”