“We want to feel safe, and to be safe, and to feel like we’re listened to and respected.”
Why is it so hard to talk about girl crushes?
Advice on keeping a budding romance private in the midst of biphobia.
Materialism, belonging, and kisses that count.
My constellation of soulmates is transformed with the passing of time.
Poetry written by Rookie readers.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
Biphobia, a crush, and remembering David Bowie.
Trying to discover where we fit, and tripping over ourselves in the process.
Happiness is hard to find.
October's theme is SPIRIT. 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!