Rolling Stone features Oak Park’s Tavi Gevinson’s move in ‘new direction’

(Left to Right) Actors Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera attend the "This Is Our Youth" Cast Photo Call at Cort Theatre on August 14, 2014 in New York City. | Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Oak Park’s 18-year-old Tavi Gevinson, who graduated in May from OPRF — most know for her groundbreaking success after starting Rookie Magazine at the age 11 — has settled into a Chicago apartment away from the only place she’s ever called home.

In a Rolling Stone article this month she earned herself an exclusive article where it shares her transformation from high school teenager to her newfound adulthood. According to Rolling Stone:

Recently, Tavi Gevinson – editor-in-chief of Rookie magazine, budding Broadway star and possibly the most influential 18-year-old in America – went to her first and last high school rager.

Earlier that day, she’d graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High in suburban Chicago, tromping around the football field in the blazing heat. In terms of doing the classic high school party thing, she thought, it was now or never. “It was at this guy’s house,” she says, “and I was like, ‘Oh, you know what makes social anxiety better is if you just keep drinking.’” 

[Want to read her full exclusive interview? Visit Rolling Stone to read more]

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