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.
An ode to carefree, totally unencumbered individuals.
Cue the “pretty on fleek” mantra.
It’s time to get super silly and weird.
An album premiere, plus thoughts on how bragging can be a good thing.
An argument in favor of dressing up each day.
Struggling with modesty and feeling the joy of a reciprocated crush.
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!