You will not always feel like the only one of your kind.
Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
Being “well-spoken” and “acting white” doesn’t protect me.
I didn’t feel like I belonged in either of my homelands.
Sometimes a conversation just doesn’t need your input.
I was never the girl in that Weezer song.
Plus thoughts on Antonio Martin, One Direction, and gynandromorphs.
Thoughts on Ferguson and the rest of the world.
Most of our beliefs come from our own experiences—but it’s way too easy to stop there.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!