My mom let me do basically whatever I wanted, within reason.
Look at you, you’re so responsible and mature!
An incomplete list of people/entities that make me veeeeery wary.
Being yourself is hard when your family has a different idea of what that means.
Let people with zero qualifications besides also being people guide your whole future within!
When my mom got breast cancer, I wanted to do anything I could to make her feel better.
Thinking about drinking.
Grieving for a loved one is especially hard during the holidays.
Spoiler alert: They’ll still love you after.
A primer on setting boundaries with adults.
August’s theme is FILL IN THE BLANK.
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!