My grandmother and I provided endless comfort to each other.
Losing a grandparent.
I didn’t know how much I’d have to learn from her.
There are rituals that help make us family.
I shed my Cantonese foundation and have been searching for it ever since.
Solange’s collaboration with Tate Modern.
A conversation about mourning traditions—inherited and invented.
My grandma is my best friend.
Going to extremes, and coming back again.
He’s always been here with me.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
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!