Against compulsory happiness.
My family came to the U.S. to find a “better life,” but I have to decide what that looks like for me.
Tips for successfully standing up to authority figures.
Between loneliness and friend breakups, this week is a giant uuugggh.
These conversations don’t have to hurt, or turn into raging arguments.
Accepting depression, seeking therapy, falling out with friends, and UGH FINALS.
The end of an argument, and longing for human contact.
A dose of excitement to balance out the stress.
Welp! Everything’s coming unstuck.
My parents accept my queerness, but they don’t really want to talk about it.
June’s theme is ADVENTURE.
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!