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.
We’re not who we used to be.
Dealing with the silent treatment, justifying your decisions, and coming back from the words “I’m so disappointed in you.”
My family came to the U.S. to find a “better life,” but I have to decide what that looks like for me.
“I dream of ways to tell my classmates that Islamophobia is not OK.”
I moved out the summer before high school, and it’s a decision I still struggle with.
Catching up with Ry B., Minna, Caitlin H., Dylan, and Naomi.
Reviews of Rookie readers’ favorite personalities.
June’s theme is ADVENTURE.
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!