Let’s give the super-gross aspects of human existence a big ol’ hug.
Facing off pressure from all sides.
Waiting, wishing, and planning for change.
Knowing you’re allowed to love your body is only the first step.
How I realized that my physical self is, in fact, a part of me.
I totally wanted liposuction—until I got it.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of the sweet summer breeze.
October’s theme is HUMAN NATURE. 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!