A new sense of purpose.
Catching up with Ry B., Minna, Caitlin H., Dylan, and Naomi.
Girls grow up, and sometimes we do it with a bang.
How I quit apologizing for existing.
Songs about personal reinvention.
Doodling over my childhood sketches.
They helped me become myself.
You will not always feel like the only one of your kind.
You don’t have to be defined by four tiny years of your life.
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!