Learning to be kinder to ourselves.
“I feel like each of my limbs is bound to a different horse.”
Procrastination, a first breakup, and blackout poetry.
Giving a speech at graduation.
Thinking about the years and decades ahead.
A fun distraction from projects and exams.
Hating less, prom, and creating more.
Mourning a loved one.
Being racially profiled at school.
Looking back on spring break and anticipating summer.
July’s theme is ORIGIN STORY. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!