When you realize the Big Goal you’ve been working toward isn’t what you want.
Responsibility hurtled toward me like a high-speed train.
On Beyoncé’s Lemonade, black girlhood, and forgiving my father.
Dealing with the silent treatment, justifying your decisions, and coming back from the words “I’m so disappointed in you.”
About what to do when your fave is problematic.
They’re just an illusion.
The hidden dangers of idol worship.
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!