Amy Rose Spiegel is a writer living in Brooklyn. She loves Roland Barthes, Dischord Records, and the word “trail.” You can trail her on Twitter @amyrosary, Instagram@verymuchso, or at her website.
Advice on navigating a casual relationship.
What to do if you’re feeling left out.
An excerpt from Action: A Book About Sex.
Advice on finding sweetheart and halter dresses in L/XL, and appreciating your bod.
Plus: Rivers Cuomo’s Snapchat, the U.S. presidential race, and more.
Kanye West, the Supreme Court, and the aesthetics of food.
Plus: Sandra Bland, crossword puzzles, and Bei Bei the panda.
Defrost your brain by supporting and promoting others.
Inspiration from the diary of writer Octavia Butler. Plus: Making a Murderer, poet Eileen Myles, and a photo series on teens.
What to do when your new friend’s BFF makes you green-eyed.
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!