“The only person who gets to define how you’re processing this circumstance is you.”
Lorelai and Rory Gilmore are so similar to my mom and me.
The most important elements of my childhood were Michelle Branch’s music, a Geo Prizm, and my mother.
A comic about my self-harm.
“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.
A decoder for concerned adults!
My parents accept my queerness, but they don’t really want to talk about it.
My father died when I was 13. Five years later, I’m allowing myself to feel it.
An interview with a 16-year-old who created something beautiful after losing her dad.
May’s theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!