“I felt a little muddled in my identity.”
“You have to dust the haters off of you.”
A party is exponentially less disastrous when you expect nothing from it.
Liking people is confusing, Mitski, and Chewing Gum.
Visions of a short film about a crush.
Tennis, lust, and creative growth.
Giving a real apology.
To those who love from the sidelines and don’t expect anything in return.
Assessing a crush and remembering to relax.
Illustrations that give feelings form.
July’s theme is ORIGIN STORY. 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!