I’m not racing to get through college.
By obsessively documenting my emotions, I wasn’t really feeling them.
Coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy—and a miscarriage.
The instinct to care is worth preserving.
A guide to combatting that oh-god-I’m-an-adult-now feeling.
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.
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!