Dealing with the silent treatment, justifying your decisions, and coming back from the words “I’m so disappointed in you.”
Finding a place in a fandom can feel like coming home.
Our difference is our strength.
When it says you’re incapable of doing scary things, don’t believe it.
I can wear all of my flags at once.
I wanted to be someone’s first choice.
There is so much more to become.
My family came to the U.S. to find a “better life,” but I have to decide what that looks like for me.
I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
I moved out the summer before high school, and it’s a decision I still struggle with.
July’s theme is SOULMATES.
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!