“You have to dust the haters off of you.”
Going to a college where I knew almost no one was a relief.
The writer and activist on mansplainers, anxiety, and secret Buddhism.
The internet is responsible for some of my best friendships—and the most toxic ones.
How to fight the self-saboteur in your head.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah, Magic Mike.
August’s theme is DESIRE. 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!