“I write to figure out myself and the world around me.”
“We have to be brave, we have to be strong, and we have to believe in ourselves.”
An interview with the creator of Outdoor Voices.
“Black pain is profitable. Black death is profitable.”
We talk with one of our favorite songwriters about getting your message across.
The filmmaker on his new movie Moonlight, complicity in oppressive systems, bullying, and the importance of self-definition.
The L7 guitarist and lead singer shares details about the band’s new documentary.
The illustrator on life, drawings, and meditation.
An interview with Anna Akana, creator and star of an intergalactic web series.
The celebrated YA author on writing and appreciating where you are right now.
October’s theme is HUMAN NATURE. 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!