I’ve quit ignoring racism in my relationships.
Calling out the postracial fantasy.
In hopes of finding new homes.
A timeline of events at the University of Missouri that led to anti-racism protests across the U.S.
Some ideas for channeling your anger about police brutality.
“You shouldn’t have to be a model student to avoid being body slammed by a school officer.”
Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
Being “well-spoken” and “acting white” doesn’t protect me.
Sometimes a conversation just doesn’t need your input.
Plus safe-spaces, laughing with Cecily Strong, and the man who punched a bear.
July's theme is SOULMATES.
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!