Growing up almost by accident.
My illness brought out the worst and the best in me.
Looking back and realizing that everything has changed.
A collection of poetry by Rookie readers.
Mixing and matching images until they feel like me.
Collages about change, growth, and learning to let go.
Adulthood can be fun—right?
Three, two, one, not a teen anymore.
Adulthood was never meant to be simple for me.
Collages about growing up.
August’s theme is DESIRE. 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!