“If our mother were to get back on her feet now, her old shoes would not fit her.”
Looking at things from my mother’s perspective.
“There are always positives that come along with change.”
Leaving for school and saying goodbye to home.
Hearing stories about my aunt limited my view of my mental illness. Talking to her expanded it.
Typographic drawings about grief, nostalgia, and familial bonds.
“Stability seemed to be a dream that I’d never be able to achieve.”
A zine featuring personal stories about the holy month.
Poems from my mom’s point of view.
Photos that illustrate my inner growth throughout the years.
October's theme is SPIRIT. 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!