Gossip, competition, and searching for community.
A visual reminder that women can conquer in any arena.
Fixing the fractured things.
Competitiveness, ego, and learning to ask for help.
“Gaming the system” was my escape valve.
No one’s keeping score.
I don’t have to be the best at everything—do I?
A comic about the time Kanye helped me crush it at a Scrabble tournament.
Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
Who doesn’t love the triumph of good over evil, even if it IS super fake?
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!