Turning 18, and encounters with masculinity.
“I can do it. I can move forward.”
Turning 17, meeting U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and gender-neutral bathrooms.
A new sense of purpose.
Philosophy by way of Sophocles and Kanye West.
What does the future look like?
Some birthdays loom, others don’t come fast enough.
Birthdays and growing pains.
My brain is up in the air somewhere.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!