Advice on getting a shy guy to open up to Mom and Dad.
Saying goodbye to summer.
Adulthood was never meant to be simple for me.
Bedrooms feel like a refuge and a trap.
You could say fate brought us together. But it was actually our parents.
At the end of innocence.
Victoria Legrand of Beach House answers your questions about life.
Against compulsory happiness.
My relationship with my mom changed a lot when I left home.
On Beyoncé’s Lemonade, black girlhood, and forgiving my father.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!