A morning ritual helps me care for my mother.
Counting the days until I can hit restart.
Between the lines of my teenage diaries.
My illness brought out the worst and the best in me.
When bad relationships offer a false sense of security, letting go of them feels like waking up.
Growing up with multiple caregivers.
We are at our most vulnerable when trying to become part of something—online and IRL.
There’s no handbook by which to assemble a self.
I dreamed of a world outside the band room walls.
For a year, my mother was also my high school English teacher.
December's theme is TIME TRAVEL. 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!