Sparkle by sparkle.
Ignore the voices calling you a “selfish millennial.”
I control the filters through which I’m seen.
The world can look so big but feel so small.
It beats the cold.
I always have a friend with me.
It’s not “fake” to photograph your best moments—even if they are fleeting.
In defense of taking pictures of yourself.
My private selfies are an exercise in nostalgia—and in feeling hot as hell.
Taking your own picture is an act of bravery.
February’s theme is ON DISPLAY.
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!