Ambivalent at Pride, and being called “too extreme for an Asian girl.”
Improv has offered a lens through which I can experience the world.
A roller coaster of a story, told through gifs.
Two-tone, gradient, and glossy lipstick looks.
The animated band made me believe that I, too, could do something cool.
A talking pig showed me that defining myself is a daily battle worth fighting.
April 2016: A cover of Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be.”
I will be myself, bravely.
Tips for successfully standing up to authority figures.
My childhood nickname does not define me.
August’s theme is FILL IN THE BLANK.
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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!