A story of self-discovery and independence.
Unsure of the way to go.
Solo adventures for when you feel better off alone.
“The girls I draw don’t need anyone, they don’t want anyone. They are strong and stand alone.”
Competitiveness, ego, and learning to ask for help.
Looking back at a summer of solo travel.
A photographic time capsule from a summer of independence.
A comic that questions whether two people can really be “made for each other.”
Because dining alone is a hallmark of independence and badass-ness.
Ready for the next stage.
Rookie is no longer publishing new content, but we hope you'll continue to enjoy the archives, or books, and the community you've helped to create. Thank you for seven very special years! ✴
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!