My mom’s MS is hard for me to talk about, but I’m trying.
My parents accept my queerness, but they don’t really want to talk about it.
“adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic.”
My mom let me do basically whatever I wanted, within reason.
Ambitions, both realized and unmet.
When my mom got breast cancer, I wanted to do anything I could to make her feel better.
Thinking about drinking.
Finding cheer in those we hold dear.
Grieving for a loved one is especially hard during the holidays.
Spoiler alert: They’ll still love you after.
Hello! October's theme is GLORY.
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!