I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
On drawing POC protagonists, body hair, and “an era of women.”
What would it be like to live in a different body?
Eating while living with a restrictive eating disorder is me standing up for myself.
Missy Elliott taught me not to shrink myself.
However I look, I’m just as I should be.
An acid attack at 13 meant learning to live with scars.
Short answer: You’re in a great shape already.
Struggling to stay motivated, and feeling jealous of our former selves.
December’s theme is TIME TRAVEL. 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!