A goodbye from Marah.
Cultural assimilation, astrology, and the romanticization of depression.
Banned from a parent’s house, and fighting for refuge in Europe.
Transferring schools, other people’s expectations, and life after war.
The First Family’s historic visit. Plus: The Syrian refugee crisis, cultural appropriation, creative writing, and more.
Immigration issues and a crisis of faith.
(A) Use the block button. (B) You’re strong enough to take a stand.
Changing our lives and brains.
On a plane to Turkey. And welcoming our new diarist Fatma!
The last day in Syria, waiting for adulthood, and advocating for oneself in the meantime.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!