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.
I turned on her when we needed each other most.
The emotional work of getting over trauma.
Everyone I have ever hated has met an early grave.
Admitting that you need help is the most powerful thing you can do.
Hello! December’s theme is POTENTIAL.
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!