Why do I feel lost when I talk to the supportive, loving people who raised me?
In their daydreams, Marley and her mother were safe.
If you’re growing up in an abusive home, please don’t lose hope.
The greatest thing I learned from my mother was to never stop moving.
Maybe I’ll stay awhile.
Take me to the ocean blue.
Songs by kindred spirits.
My friend Katie never spoke about what happened. But she wants to now.
May's theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!