“Stability seemed to be a dream that I’d never be able to achieve.”
Poems from my mom’s point of view.
Poems about growing up.
Photos about a return to comforting familiarity.
Illustrations that are close to the heart.
On leaving one idea of home and finding new ones.
“I have to stop thinking attention is love.”
Things to read, do, and make during your time off.
Growing up and moving on.
Where I would live if money were no object, I could have anything I wanted, and wishes always came true.
August's theme is WORK IN PROGRESS. 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!