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.
Taking a li’l time to reflect.
Green up your home without seeming like a scold.
There’s no one “right” way, but here are some ideas.
I was caught between two people who couldn’t stand each other.
My mom let me do basically whatever I wanted, within reason.
May’s theme is GRADUATION. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!