Plus: Lessons learned at the White House United State of Women summit.
Ambivalent at Pride, and being called “too extreme for an Asian girl.”
“You are real. Your identity is real. What you’re fighting for—your words, your power—that’s all real.”
“We can’t become free until we help the most oppressed members of our community.”
Sometimes the only person you can save is yourself.
The politician talks about taking a stand for what you believe in.
The First Lady drops a new song. Plus: Activism in Chicago, and more.
Don’t worry if you can’t find the words right away—courage comes in many forms.
Self-love campaigns. Plus: Ariana Grande on SNL, Black Lives Matter, and Kanye West’s tweets.
Students say no to a rally for Trump. Plus: President Obama and J. Cole, memoirs, and music.
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!