Opting out of the school-stress Olympics.
Hope for better days.
Fighting the lows.
At the end of innocence.
Ambivalent at Pride, and being called “too extreme for an Asian girl.”
A diagnosis, and a letter to a former self.
Ramadan, studying through pregnancy, and travel via Google maps.
Separation and anxiety.
It’s a nice place to be, with no one but me.
“I did not mean to get pregnant—it just happened.”
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!