I didn’t want to be ridiculed, and I was suppressing myself because of it.
What to do if you’re feeling left out.
The time is now.
Happiness can be defined without anyone else’s input.
Love your unique qualities, even when other people won’t.
An interview with the artist and self-love warrior.
Advice on accepting your spots, scars, and other skin differences.
I will be myself, bravely.
Notes after therapy.
An ode to Tyler, the Creator. And a pep talk on self-love.
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!