When I got there, I let myself grieve for the love I lost.
“Hardening my heart” against my abuser was not only OK, but necessary.
Pay attention to the signals.
I turned on her when we needed each other most.
Plus Grimes’ lullabies, a new Hunger Games trailer, and other gems.
The emotional work of getting over trauma.
Advice about vibrators, coming out to strangers, and sports injuries.
Is it OK to love art by terrible people?
February’s theme is ON DISPLAY.
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!