Introducing our new Black hair column!
Notes from the race to success, a.k.a. college.
An ode to elementary school style.
The kind of attention we do and don’t want.
A diagnosis, and a letter to a former self.
A quick, simple, sustainable style.
If you’re bored of your protective style, here are some ideas to spice up your coiffure.
Colorism still exists, even in our celebrations of black beauty.
Plus shout outs to Bree Newsome, Jennicet Gutiérrez, Pope Frantastic, and other people doing awesome things.
I thought relaxing my hair was the only option.
September's theme is REBIRTH. 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!