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?
I flaunt ’em.
July's theme is SOULMATES.
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!