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Girls Afraid

Seventeen brave strangers reveal their deepest, darkest fears.


  • AnnBour July 29th, 2014 3:30 PM

    Awesome series! Num 10, knowing how I will die would be far scarier!!

  • quirkflower July 29th, 2014 3:40 PM

    Love this! I so appreciate how Rookie respects the intelligence and aesthetic of teenage girls. You guys should do more profiles like this!

    • Abby July 29th, 2014 9:46 PM

      I second this. It’s like Humans of NY but with Rookie so it’s obviously even better.

      • velvet August 1st, 2014 3:42 PM

        yes! it’s so important to acknowledge that there’s so much going on in the minds of teen girls and it would be soo cool to see answers to other questions like this.

  • Hannah May July 29th, 2014 4:24 PM

    This is great! I like the blend of more superficial fears with deeper ones. You should definitely do more like this!


  • Bronia Kidd July 29th, 2014 4:39 PM

    Wow, I love this! I think there is an interesting contrast between the girls’ happy smiling faces and their captions..

    • emlyb July 30th, 2014 4:22 PM

      i agree, i was about to say the same thing! especially the last one – incredible.

  • flours July 29th, 2014 5:13 PM

    Amazing series! Everything about this is so genuine and real, and it has such a light, summery feel to it despite the fears described. Would love to see more of these <3


  • pocketfulofsushi July 29th, 2014 6:13 PM

    brilliant series! i luvvvvvvv it <3

  • dojo45 July 29th, 2014 6:46 PM

    This is one of the best things I’ve seen on Rookie to date. The photo composition is fantastic and eye-catching. I especially liked #17 because both of the girls’ fears are my own.

    Did the girls in the group photo know each other beforehand?

  • Laia July 29th, 2014 6:50 PM

    this is so cool! i love it <3

  • Jenoris July 29th, 2014 7:17 PM

    This is absolutely perfect. These girls are all so lovely and it honestly takes a lot to share a fear with a whole mass of people AND have your photo taken to match a face to it. Plus this entire set is a perfect way to begin closing up this month’s theme.

  • mangointhesky July 29th, 2014 8:01 PM

    8, 9, 10, 11, 12 , 17 all reassure me immeasurably because it means that other people officially have the same fears as me!!


  • Serena Head July 29th, 2014 10:53 PM

    I love how the first two girls are then photographed in front of both a large crowd and a body of water!

    • lotusmarina July 30th, 2014 3:56 AM

      omg i was just going to comment that hehe :) xx

  • Maradoll Mynx July 30th, 2014 1:16 PM

    These are all awesome fears :)

    I have to second the body of water one…however, I do swim…I just can’t think about it too much or too hard, or I need to get out ;)

  • Clea Maren July 31st, 2014 5:55 AM

    I love the irony of the 3rd picture, in which they are depicted in front of a large crowd and a body of water.
    On another note, this article really reassured me of the fact that I am not alone in my fears- death is a really big one for me, so it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who is frightened of it.

  • Janis August 1st, 2014 11:46 AM

    this is awesome!!