Dissociation, keeping the peace, and desperate for winter break.
A plan to leave Syria, and grieving at school.
“Don’t doubt how wonderful and capable you are.”
How do I stop treating my grief like a stranger?
A conversation about mourning traditions—inherited and invented.
A story about healing.
Losing family, sleep, friends, and ourselves.
Counting down the days.
My father died when I was 13. Five years later, I’m allowing myself to feel it.
Britney’s birthday, Fourth of July parties, and slow summer scenes.
February’s theme is ON DISPLAY.
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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!