Sugar and stress.
Visual diary by Caitlin, who offers this tidbit of wisdom: “In stressful times, there is always candy.”
Anxiety is a regular feature in my life in the way that breakfast or the daily train ride to school is, except a lot more frustrating. Read More »
This is not how youth is meant to be lived. Read More »
Editor’s note: Ruby’s taking this week off.
I love the diaries, as always! Marah’s entry is always a great read because her world is so different from mine yet she asks herself the same questions about adolescence. Of course, in her context, they carry more weight…
I have to ask- is the add for a sauce with ‘the taste of together’ that appeared in my sidebar planned to fit the month’s theme, or is it a beautiful coincidence of the internet?
What happened to Naomi’s and Katherine’s?
Naomi and Katherine both graduated from teenagerdom! They’re still writing for the site, though, so never fear.
Dealing with anxiety myself and feeling like no one understands me sometimes.Thank you for your diaries girls!
Marah’s piece resonates so deeply in me, as my country (which is Ukraine) is suffering from a similar tragedy right now.
There is this constant concern: “Am I allowed to think like a youth in times like this? Can I afford it?”
I hope Marah and everyone who is in the same position will live with no care in the world again. Hold on.
“They carry rifles instead of roses.”
Hi, Rookies! If you’ve made anything—writing, photos, video, comix, etc.—you think might be right for us, please send it to us here. As always, thank you! ♥
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