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.
There is so much more to become.
July’s theme is SOULMATES.
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!