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.
Plus a Patti Smith mini-series, Science invents goth ball pits, and thoughts on sex ed and body image.
“Don’t get in your head and lose an opportunity,” plus other advice.
Plus pictures of Pluto and power to Amandla and Serena.
“Sometimes it’s hard to admit you’re flawed.”
July’s theme is SOULMATES.
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!