Rachael Prokop spent her teenage years in rural Ohio, but now resides just outside Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter.
Bravery means asking for help.
Songs for when your preferred mode is calm and cozy.
Sending love to anyone who has ever been hurt by gun violence.
Dreams on tape.
It’s almost Halloween. Go freak yourself out.
Sometimes you just need to surround yourself with big cats.
Music that is big and makes you feel things and leaves you demanding an encore.
Or: Why I get nostalgic when I smell cow manure.
October’s theme is HUMAN NATURE. 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!