On storytelling, and other things my grandmother taught me.
On learning the importance of speaking up IRL.
Illustrating the different sides of ourselves.
The joys of persona sampling.
I dreamed of a world outside the band room walls.
An ever-changing force, like always.
I didn’t want to be ridiculed, and I was suppressing myself because of it.
About whether your “personal brand” matters.
The writer talks about her new books, running for president, and being “the gender of Eileen.”
A song premiere by the folk-pop duo.
June's theme is DREAM LIFE. 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!