Feeling unencumbered. Preparing to hibernate.
Learning to form my own views.
It’s your right, no matter what.
In algebra, I was suffering in literal silence.
An argument in favor of speaking up in class (even when it freaks you out).
How to critique offensive behavior or speech without totally losing it.
Being “thick-skinned” doesn’t mean bottling things up.
At my school, outspoken girls didn’t get respect—we got detention.
If you’re growing up in an abusive home, please don’t lose hope.
A persona is a handy thing to have.
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!