When it says you’re incapable of doing scary things, don’t believe it.
Anxiety can lead to creativity instead of a dead end.
In defense of logorrhea (aka word vomit).
I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
“Wasn’t my 16th birthday like two days ago?”
A collection of poetry by Rookie readers.
You can venture into the world even when your insides are freaking out.
Sharing my work online was exciting—and anxiety-inducing.
Birthdays and growing pains.
Dissociation, keeping the peace, and desperate for winter break.
September’s theme is ON THE VERGE. 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!