Telling the unedited version of my life story, to myself and everyone else.
A violently racist incident, blocks away from school.
Expanding what it means to be feminine, and looking forward to Moonlight.
Skeptics called her hoodoo woman, witch, rootworker, conjurer, but the women knew her.
Communication is ever-evolving. Plus: Essays on Lindsay Lohan, science, and literature.
A dance with Princess Nokia, clashes with a stepparent, and random acts of kindness.
The legacy of Muhammad Ali.
Advice on taking care of yourself when someone you love is hurting you.
“I dream of ways to tell my classmates that Islamophobia is not OK.”
When I got there, I let myself grieve for the love I lost.
August's theme is WORK IN PROGRESS. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!