A queer friendly/gender-neutral mix for when your heart is feeling bruised.
Gratitude for long-distance friendship, a new girlfriend, and the work of Carrie Mae Weems.
Advice on taking care of yourself when someone you love is hurting you.
Advice on what to do when a new boo won’t go public with a relationship.
The first, most important step is taking care of yourself.
Wisdom galore, including a demonstration of how to kiss.
Splitting from your partner for the short-term can make the long-term WAY better.
“Go ahead and kiss! Go ahead and do it!” Ad-Rock’s got answers.
I’ve been trying to trust the world.
She surprised me when she said, “I like you.”
August's theme is WORK IN PROGRESS. 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!