An excerpt from Action: A Book About Sex.
I’ve quit ignoring racism in my relationships.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
You don’t have to stop loving someone in order to hurt them.
Or do I like that you like me?
And is telling them even worth the risk?
It’s a conversation about so much more than just abortion.
Maybe it’s not so hopeless to be a romantic.
I’m a dating rookie, but a veteran witness of others’ relationships.
The first, most important step is taking care of yourself.
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!