“Don’t doubt how wonderful and capable you are.”
The most important elements of my childhood were Michelle Branch’s music, a Geo Prizm, and my mother.
“Stand up for yourself,” and many more gems from the Best Coast singer and guitarist.
My mom’s MS is hard for me to talk about, but I’m trying.
My parents accept my queerness, but they don’t really want to talk about it.
“adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic.”
My mom let me do basically whatever I wanted, within reason.
Ambitions, both realized and unmet.
When my mom got breast cancer, I wanted to do anything I could to make her feel better.
Thinking about drinking.
Hello! December’s theme is POTENTIAL.
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!