Procrastination, a first breakup, and blackout poetry.
Being racially profiled at school.
Five teenagers talk about encountering bigotry at home.
Discipline, boundaries, and love to the moon and back.
When saying you don’t care means that you do.
How to recognize and address this type of manipulation.
Losing a grandparent.
My constellation of soulmates is transformed with the passing of time.
What is so hard about texting back?
When friends won’t accept who you’re becoming.
October’s theme is HUMAN NATURE. 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!