I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
Let’s give the super-gross aspects of human existence a big ol’ hug.
Eating while living with a restrictive eating disorder is me standing up for myself.
However I look, I’m just as I should be.
Facing off pressure from all sides.
Soaking in the world, and becoming ourselves all over again.
Do you have to have sex? And WHAT is a dental dam?
The first edition of a new column about our flesh-outfits.
It’s not as scary as it might seem, my zitty blossoms. Ew, “BLOSSOMS.”
May’s theme is GRADUATION. 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!