“The signs of change are minute, but they exist.”
Gossip, competition, and searching for community.
Paths through insecurity.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
Between loneliness and friend breakups, this week is a giant uuugggh.
Feeling like I “wasn’t enough” in some ways showed me that I was more in others.
“Take a breath—eat a Kit Kat,” and other A+ life tips.
Loose lips sink friendships.
Let people with zero qualifications besides also being people guide your whole future within!
A roundtable about feeling like everyone’s hanging out without you.
August's theme is WORK IN PROGRESS. 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!