Songs that tell stories.
A comic about stepping into someone else’s shoes.
Hearing stories about my aunt limited my view of my mental illness. Talking to her expanded it.
Photos that feel like stills from a coming-of-age movie.
On storytelling, and other things my grandmother taught me.
Excerpts from artist Oroma Elewa’s new book of performance pieces.
Songs that follow narratives.
The actor and playwright on what motivates her to write.
Double standards and all-seeing eyes.
A premiere of a song that’s perfect for bedroom dancing.
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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!