Twitter fingers, solid friends, and feeling germy.
Gossip, competition, and searching for community.
Supporting each other through Trump’s presidency, without limit or shame.
The filmmaker on his new movie Moonlight, complicity in oppressive systems, bullying, and the importance of self-definition.
Between the lines of my teenage diaries.
Bullies, group work, and friends who speak louder than anxiety.
Moving house, confronting bullies, and crushes that return.
Things (and people) we fear.
Negotiating the need for affirmation.
“I’m ashamed that I’m not truly comfortable in my own skin.”
July’s theme is ORIGIN STORY. 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!