Hazel Cills is a writer and student based in NYC. She’s written for Paper, Oyster, Nylon, and more. You can find her at hazelcills.com.
I wish someone had told me when I was 13 that it was OK to be a monster.
Weathering the storm.
Movies and shows that question what you (think you) know.
“I’m thinking in country.”
A girl discusses what happened when her nude photo leaked. (Spoiler: She lived to tell the tale.)
The kickass app developer making life hard for online bullies.
Tips from a seasoned trickster.
Advice on heavy-duty SPF, hand cream, and curly hair.
Albums that kick up a fuss.
The ways we keep track of the important business of our LIVES.
August’s theme is DESIRE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!