Sources of joy: a Rookie reader meetup and seeing a favorite band.
Punk rock culture was my comfort zone, but I stuck out like a sore thumb.
A dance with Princess Nokia, clashes with a stepparent, and random acts of kindness.
Bored of the routineness of the routine.
Photos from a Mac DeMarco concert in Philadelphia.
An astrological encounter with Alex G.
Trips to the city, Cakes da Killa, and never ever tidying up.
Postcards from a Carly Rae Jepsen concert.
When the songs were SO good, you can crash SO hard.
February’s theme is INTUITION. 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!