Both things are true: I’m proud to be queer, and I have so much more to offer than who I choose to kiss.
Heartfelt advice from the Downtown Boys vocalist.
If at first you don’t succeed, remember: that’s OK.
“I felt a little muddled in my identity.”
Advice on ways to reach out and offer support.
When bad relationships offer a false sense of security, letting go of them feels like waking up.
The history of a charged word, the new Ghostbusters movie, and more.
I exist, I rebel, I prosper.
Poetry written by Rookie readers.
August's theme is WORK IN PROGRESS. 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!