Bianca Valentino is the creator of award-winning zine series Conversations with Punx. She loves making mixtapes, crafting, sending mail, and dancing, and believes in PMA and magick! Follow her adventures at conversationswithbianca.com.
The bassist on the iconic punk band’s new documentary, Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits.
Songs for the animal in you.
Getting lost, in the best possible way.
Plus thoughts on Cairo, the return of Missy Elliott AND Harper Lee, and a penitent internet troll.
Albums that kick up a fuss.
Secret switcharoos, intentional body odors, and other everyday acts of defiance.
These are a few of our favorite zines.
The stories behind our tattoos.
Albums about knowing who you are and what you want to say.
Music that makes us feel like we’ve got a friend.
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!