Changing therapists and trying to escape.
You can venture into the world even when your insides are freaking out.
Crying in public—never mind the onlookers.
If only we could just stay in bed.
Overcast on the inside.
Birthdays and growing pains.
Certifying travel documents, spacing out, and troubling dreams.
Accepting depression, seeking therapy, falling out with friends, and UGH FINALS.
Sometimes quitting is the best option.
April’s theme is LUST FOR LIFE. 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!