On finding confidence in a new definition of strength.
Advice for LGBTQ+–identified people in this political climate.
The instinct to care is worth preserving.
Learning to protect myself and project my voice.
Don’t worry if you can’t find the words right away—courage comes in many forms.
The last day in Syria, waiting for adulthood, and advocating for oneself in the meantime.
Some ways to say, “It’s not OK.”
No one is allowed to make you feel unsafe.
If you’re growing up in an abusive home, please don’t lose hope.
Master these and there’ll be no stopping you.
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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!