Scenes, real and imagined, from a family cookout.
I didn’t know how much I’d have to learn from her.
There are rituals that help make us family.
“I can do it. I can move forward.”
Summer ennui and gun violence.
Victoria Legrand of Beach House answers your questions about life.
My relationship with my mom changed a lot when I left home.
On Beyoncé’s Lemonade, black girlhood, and forgiving my father.
I moved out the summer before high school, and it’s a decision I still struggle with.
The First Family’s historic visit. Plus: The Syrian refugee crisis, cultural appropriation, creative writing, and more.
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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!