Punk rock culture was my comfort zone, but I stuck out like a sore thumb.
What happens when your crew just up and ghosts on you?
Improv has offered a lens through which I can experience the world.
Our safe spaces.
“I’m ashamed that I’m not truly comfortable in my own skin.”
How do I know my kind of adventure is the “right” kind?
Tokens Rookie readers exchanged to say, “See you next year.”
A talking pig showed me that defining myself is a daily battle worth fighting.
I may not have the answers, but at least I know how I feel.
Making the most of these days.
August’s theme is FILL IN THE BLANK.
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!