Julianne Escobedo Shepherd is a writer and editor in Brooklyn who contributes to SPIN, VIBE, Interview, the New York Times, and many other publications. She is also the host and DJ of Universópolis, a show focusing on music from Latin America and the diaspora, on East Village Radio. She wants to go out dancing at all times, no question.
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!