“I look for the worst to save myself.”
“I’ve come such a long way.”
Photos of some of the best moments.
A visual ode to a DIY, all-ages art space.
Sources of joy: a Rookie reader meetup and seeing a favorite band.
Punk rock culture was my comfort zone, but I stuck out like a sore thumb.
A dance with Princess Nokia, clashes with a stepparent, and random acts of kindness.
Bored of the routineness of the routine.
Photos from a Mac DeMarco concert in Philadelphia.
An astrological encounter with Alex G.
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!