A guide to cutting ties and creating distance when your loved ones aren’t fighting the same fight as you.
We’re reading about this year’s greatest music, movies, and TV.
Dakota Access Pipeline protestors are under attack.
An illuminating interview with Frank Ocean. Plus: More news we’re reading today.
A timeline of breaking the glass ceiling around the globe.
Zadie Smith on writing and dancing. Plus: More news from around the ’net.
When you realize the Big Goal you’ve been working toward isn’t what you want.
Dealing with the silent treatment, justifying your decisions, and coming back from the words “I’m so disappointed in you.”
My family came to the U.S. to find a “better life,” but I have to decide what that looks like for me.
Girls grow up, and sometimes we do it with a bang.
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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!