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.
August’s theme is DESIRE. 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!