His genuine celebration of all emotion inspires me to be kinder to myself.
Advice on taking your emotions and your work seriously.
James Dean and queer tenderness.
The animated band made me believe that I, too, could do something cool.
Finding a place in a fandom can feel like coming home.
Pages torn from the scrapbooks of ’00s fangirls.
An ode to Tyler, the Creator. And a pep talk on self-love.
A fan’s chronology of Justin Bieber’s career.
Soaking in the world, and becoming ourselves all over again.
Kermit LIVES, a quadruple rainbow sighting, and live-tweeting sex-ed.
August’s theme is DESIRE. 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!