Watercolor and 16mm experiments.
Feeling on the outside of life.
Learning money management.
Good self-talk, black therapists, and sad birthdays.
Hermitude, birthday parties, and maybe becoming a jock?
We say goodbye to Kiana.
Turning 18, and encounters with masculinity.
Adulthood was never meant to be simple for me.
Rookie is no longer publishing new content, but we hope you'll continue to enjoy the archives, or books, and the community you've helped to create. Thank you for seven very special years! ✴
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!