September 1, 2015Meet two of our new diarists: Jao and Steffany!
Dear Diary: September 2, 2015Losing family, sleep, friends, and ourselves.
September 3, 2015Trying to discover where we fit, and tripping over ourselves in the process.
September 4, 2015Back-to-school highs and lows.
September 7, 2015Feeling like something is missing.
September 9, 2015Nothing is OK.
September 10, 2015Welp! Everything's coming unstuck.
September 11, 2015College adventures and infatuations.
September 14, 2015Something feels different this time around.
September 15, 2015Just a tiny bit STRESSED.
September 16, 2015Marah has a surprise.
September 17, 2015There are question marks ahead.
September 18, 2015Halcyon days.
September 21, 2015Our efforts to live in the moment and follow long-held dreams.
September 22, 2015Sometimes life is all sour and no sweet.
September 23, 2015Calculus, mosquitoes, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and other hazards.
September 24, 2015"Perfection is unattainable."
September 25, 2015"Savor your own existence when you can."
September 28, 2015A dose of excitement to balance out the stress.
September 29, 2015Days from not so great to the absolute worst.
September 30, 2015We all have limits.
Our WayThrough Vienna and Berlin.
Dozing OffDispatches from my sleepy subconscious mind.
Moving OutSo this is homesickness.
Step This WayOver, above, through.
’Round and ’RoundTo Fairyland and back again.
DoublesWe're on each other's team.
Castles in the SkyThey appear at twilight.
Cathartic MeasuresDoes the weirdness ever go away?
Now and ThenDoodling over my childhood sketches.
Flower PeopleSummer doesn't have to end.
Seasons ChangeIt only feels like it's forever.
September CollagesJust look at the magic you made with this month's collage kit.
Don't TouchA day off with Amandla Stenberg.
Mood IndigoThat feeling after the rain.
Book Covers, By RookiesThe jackets you dreamed up for your textbooks this month.
Last RaysWe'll stay outdoors until the cold comes.
An Indirect Summer: The EpilogueStills from a dreamed film.
What's in a Name?Honestly? That depends.
If It Makes You Different, Do ItAn interview with the cabaret performer and comedian Bridget Everett.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: AfropunkThe festival offers me a place to belong.
HoroscopesHere’s what’s in the stars this September.
Creative Prompt: Write a Letter From SpaceThe first in an ongoing series of activities for your inspiration zone.
Scene Report: Afropunk 2015Inspiration and encouragement everywhere.
High 5: Kiernan ShipkaSome simple things the actress loves.
DIY Non-Boring Book JacketMake your hardcovers interesting on the outside, too.
Noone CaresAbout questions that plague many of us, including: “What should I do with my face while I walk down the hallway alone at school?”
Saturday Printable: A September CalendarFor your locker, desk, or world-domination planner.
Collage KitPictures and patterns that you can print out, cut up, and put together any way you’d like!
Creative Prompt: Play DetectiveGet into the world and be an observer.
Mini Mall: School SuppliesYes more pencils, yes more books.
FrankenfoodsAttack these snacks.
Saturday Printable: Coloring PagesFill in, scribble on, space out.
Rookie Yearbook Four: Book Tour!Readings! Signings! Good vibes, IRL!
Creative Prompt: Write an Object's Life StoryConsider the toaster, or a stuffed animal, or a wad of gum, or whatever speaks to you.
Trend Report: School SuppliesFall 2015's hottest pencil, eraser, and lined-paper looks.
Teachers' PetsReviews of educators—and one lunch lady—whom we have loved/loathed.
Saturday Printable: Cootie CatcherGet yer fortune told right here!
Sunday Comic: My MultisThey help me get things done.
Creative Prompt: Give a Feeling a Physical FormWhat would happen if love, for example, could walk around and talk and stuff?
Saturday Printable: Pop-Up SceneBuild your own world.
Creative Prompt: Tell a Stranger's BackstorySee the world through someone else's eyes.
School Scavenger HuntYour doodles, bathroom graffiti, and weird textbooks.
A Letter to My Younger SelfYou will not always feel like the only one of your kind.
Becoming a Carefree Black GirlLearning to be myself, unapologetically.
The Art of FailureGo ahead—mess up.
Sunday Comic: They Add Up to MeWe're one and the same Al.
BecomingMy queerness is an ongoing project.
Life in Black and WhiteWhy don't any of my cinematic heroes look like me?
Hidden HeritageI'm African-American, and my great-grandmother was Chickasaw.
The Girls Inside MeThey helped me become myself.
On "Doing It for Attention"When I self-harmed, I did want people to notice—because I needed help.
Sunday Comic: My Gender Is WeirdThere isn't one box to hold it all.
The Movie LifeScenes from my memories—literally.
Find a Real ConnectionAn interview with the comedian and actress Jenny Slate.
This Week in TVRecaps of the best and most confusing moments on The Mindy Project, Scream Queens, Empire, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.
Give Your Beauty Tools a MakeoverAwwww, you can brush your hair with a little buddy!
Because You Can: Wig OutHair-raising fun.
DIY Drippy, Trippy NailsLike putting tiny black light posters on your fingers.
Wigs for AllOf course it's "your" hair—you paid for it!
The Colors They Are a-Changin'Color-changing beauty products, clothing, and jewelry.
Long Beard: Hates the PartyA song premiere and interview with Leslie Bear.
Friday Playlist: Alter EgosSongs that celebrate being you and another you.
BOYTOY: Your GirlA song premiere from surf-y rockers.
Psalm One: Maybe NeverAn interview and song premiere by Chicago rapper Psalm One.
Friday Playlist: Pre–Get pumped before the big tryouts/exam/game/event requiring energy.
Moving Panoramas: OneWe premiere the trio's dreamy debut album.
Shamir: In for the KillThe premiere of a gorgeous, hilarious video by one of our favorite music makers.
Meg Myers: SorryAn album premiere by the super driven singer-songwriter.
Life Soundtrack: Syd tha KydThe songs that mean the most to the woman behind the Internet.
Friday Playlist: Look at Me NowSongs about personal reinvention.
Theme Song: AbraSeptember 2015: A cover of Beyoncé's "Me, Myself and I."
How to Make Scrapbook PatchesWear summer’s memories on your sleeves.
Makeup Trick: Dot Your EyesFor mornings when you want to do something special, but also sleep.
Style Trick: Ribbons EverywhereThey make everything more delicate-looking.
DIY Marabou-Trimmed Tube TopFuzzy and so fun to make.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodThe answers you seek about ethical clothing, ’80s goth looks, and more!
Movie Makeover TakeoverRecreate these cinematic transformations at home!
Editor's LetterSeptember 2015: Multiplicity. (Also: Welcome to the new Rookie!)
Life Skill: How to Combat Nervous SweatRookie’s annual handbook for existing just turned into this new column!!!
We Asked You“Who would your alter ego be, if you had one?”
The Deep WebA new feature in which a human takes us through their favorite twists and turns of the internet.
What a Fangirl KnowsI've never met one who hated herself.
Body Talk: Hello, Every Body!The first edition of a new column about our flesh-outfits.
Crossing Party Lines"What matters most is that you know where you stand."
Life Skill: Make the World Your BathroomYou can pee in public with grace and ease. Promise.
Bad Girl Painter: Alé SalamánAn interview with the prolific 16-year-old artist known as Namalas.
How to Ask for Help with Self-HarmAdvice for talking to adults, therapists, and friends if you'd like to stop self-harming.
The Blues of YouPoetry from Rookie's readers.