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.
It’s not as scary as it might seem, my zitty blossoms. Ew, “BLOSSOMS.”
February’s theme is ON DISPLAY.
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!