A diagnosis, and a letter to a former self.
What our bodies won’t forget.
I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
Eating while living with a restrictive eating disorder is me standing up for myself.
Struggling to stay motivated, and feeling jealous of our former selves.
Calculus, mosquitoes, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and other hazards.
There are question marks ahead.
Advice on eating disorders, summertime fun, and more.
Heartache, injury, thoughts on eating disorders…and glimmers of hope.
Plus advice on eating disorders and best friend anxiety—you know, the fun stuff!
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!