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.
I didn’t want to be ridiculed, and I was suppressing myself because of it.
It was my own great expectations that I couldn’t meet.
The sixth and final part in a series.
February’s theme is INTUITION. 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!