What we want to write, and how we want to feel.
Or do I like that you like me?
Biphobia, a crush, and remembering David Bowie.
And is telling them even worth the risk?
Maybe it’s not so hopeless to be a romantic.
Living with scoliosis, being grounded, and fending off hurtful questions about skin tone.
Gilmore Girls showed me that the band doesn’t have to fall apart just ’cause you tell your crush how you feel.
The end of an argument, and longing for human contact.
But I’m learning to let go.
Trying out that whole not-a-care-in-the-world thing.
May’s theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!