It’s a beautiful, lonely season.
Punk rock culture was my comfort zone, but I stuck out like a sore thumb.
Maybe all things can exist, imperfect, and be met with appreciation and understanding.
Whiteness and I are in a critical-distance relationship.
I shed my Cantonese foundation and have been searching for it ever since.
His genuine celebration of all emotion inspires me to be kinder to myself.
I’m learning to like what I like.
Improv has offered a lens through which I can experience the world.
I exist, I rebel, I prosper.
Chris was larger than life, and I struggled in his shadow.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
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!