My family came to the U.S. to find a “better life,” but I have to decide what that looks like for me.
The last day in Syria, waiting for adulthood, and advocating for oneself in the meantime.
Struggling to stay motivated, and feeling jealous of our former selves.
Songs about personal reinvention.
What happens when we have to move on?
Turns out you don’t necessarily outgrow every flaw.
A resolution by any other name…
Nothing stays the same.
May's theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!