Sneaking out, partying, and inventing assignments in the name of freedom.
My “adult” and “young” selves are in a tug of war.
There can be relief that comes with your whole reality shifting.
An excerpt from Do What You Want, a zine about mental health.
Stories about putting down roots and growing intimacy.
When is it just avoidance?
Failure doesn’t mean you have to live with unhappiness.
With our critical voices amplified we are able to address our reality.
I had to veer from the course my mom and I set out for me.
It’s a process.
April’s theme is LUST FOR LIFE. 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!