“You have to dust the haters off of you.”
Learning to be alone and embracing freedom.
I miss you and I haven’t even left you yet.
Poetry by Rookie readers.
Feeling hopeful about the end.
Tiny odes to high school memories.
I’m not racing to get through college.
A graduation photo diary.
Commence to decorate everything with these cuties.
The first day of the rest of your life.
July’s theme is ORIGIN STORY. 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!