The most controversial reality show ever taught me it’s possible to build a better world.
Where else can buttercream frosting induce blood, sweat, and tears?
There are real feelings here, in this unrealest of worlds.
When not leaving your room seems like the only natural way to live.
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!