Living like a stereotypical teen, if only vicariously.
I didn’t want to be ridiculed, and I was suppressing myself because of it.
Advice on getting a shy guy to open up to Mom and Dad.
A not-creepy tip for overcoming shyness, borrowed from the pickup artists’ handbook.
My childhood nickname does not define me.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable may help someone else be vulnerable, too.
Defrost your brain by supporting and promoting others.
“This is it for me, this is my path. I have to make it work.”
How to relax before, during, and after boning.
How do you know if you’ll wind up an old cat lady? Killer Mike and El-P have got the answer!
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!