What to do when pals won’t accept that you and a person are just friends.
Five teenagers talk about encountering bigotry at home.
A guide to cutting ties and creating distance when your loved ones aren’t fighting the same fight as you.
Because you’re not a doormat, but a FULL HUMAN BEING.
For a year, my mother was also my high school English teacher.
Setting boundaries and resurrecting the self.
No one has a right to information about you that you don’t want them to know.
Tips on freeing yourself when you feel stuck.
Scenes from a friendship loved and lost.
Time to explode.
October's theme is SPIRIT. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!