Dreams of escape.
Steffany’s final entry.
Assessing a crush and remembering to relax.
Poetry by Rookie readers.
I convinced myself I had to give up enchantment in order to grow up.
Growing up is surreal.
January 2017: Possibility
“I’ve always completely ignored what the media told me a woman should be, and I found my place in the world.”
Growing up almost by accident.
My illness brought out the worst and the best in me.
May’s theme is GRADUATION. 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!