Go ahead—mess up.
You will not always feel like the only one of your kind.
Sometimes a conversation just doesn’t need your input.
Lavender satin capri pants, and other things I won’t regret.
Or: How I Learned the Difference Between an Apology and Making a Public Showing of How Bad I Feel.
“Go ahead and kiss! Go ahead and do it!” Ad-Rock’s got answers.
It’s possible to keep serial ditchers in your life without feeling like a doormat.
You can do basically whatever the hell you want, as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody.
Why do people expect me to dress the same way every day, without fail?
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!