Marah is an 18-year-old living in one of Syria’s besieged cities. For her own safety, she writes here under a pen name.
A goodbye from Marah.
Cultural assimilation, astrology, and the romanticization of depression.
Banned from a parent’s house, and fighting for refuge in Europe.
Ramadan, studying through pregnancy, and travel via Google maps.
Thoughts after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Tough relationships, and restorative ones.
Seeing relationships as they are.
Islamophobia in Switzerland.
All is full of love.
Transferring schools, other people’s expectations, and life after war.
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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!