My father died when I was 13. Five years later, I’m allowing myself to feel it.
Steps I take to get out of my head and experience the world.
I begrudgingly came to terms with kyphosis.
OK, so my stage persona is more like Liz Lemon—but she’s still powerful.
Being “well-spoken” and “acting white” doesn’t protect me.
And into the real world around you!
Even if you move around a lot, you can feel perfectly settled.
Friendship-preserving hints, excuses, and the nuclear option.
Sometimes role models are closer to home.
I didn’t feel like I belonged in either of my homelands.
Hello! October's theme is GLORY.
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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!