Going home to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
“Love yourself, and it will be easier to navigate this maze of confusion.”
Feeling like I “wasn’t enough” in some ways showed me that I was more in others.
My parents accept my queerness, but they don’t really want to talk about it.
Helping the elderly wasn’t exactly fun, but I’m glad I did it.
Intrusive thoughts do not define me.
Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
Just take the compliment.
Some ways I’ve learned to manage my longstanding health conditions.
My father died when I was 13. Five years later, I’m allowing myself to feel it.
Hello! October's theme is GLORY.
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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!