Scenes, real and imagined, from a family cookout.
I’ve quit ignoring racism in my relationships.
Seeking my reflection.
There are moments when I feel absolutely, irrevocably free.
A quick, simple, sustainable style.
“You are real. Your identity is real. What you’re fighting for—your words, your power—that’s all real.”
Songs of fantasy, imagination, and joy.
A stunning debut novel, essays on black women’s studies, and more recommended reading.
I just want to be me.
Two-tone, gradient, and glossy lipstick looks.
December’s theme is OMENS. 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!