I don’t want to be like anybody but myself.
Feeling my way through drug dependence and grief.
The challenge was to avoid feelings I was too afraid to face.
Dealing with the silent treatment, justifying your decisions, and coming back from the words “I’m so disappointed in you.”
Finding a place in a fandom can feel like coming home.
Our difference is our strength.
When it says you’re incapable of doing scary things, don’t believe it.
I can wear all of my flags at once.
I wanted to be someone’s first choice.
May’s theme is HOMESTRETCH.
Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
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!