Putting age in perspective.
Hermitude, birthday parties, and maybe becoming a jock?
Romanticized and screen-mediated love.
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.
April’s theme is LUST FOR LIFE. 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!