Learning to communicate with mom when she’s far away.
I had to veer from the course my mom and I set out for me.
It carries stories and souls.
My relationship with my mom changed a lot when I left home.
The salad days.
Changing therapists and trying to escape.
“Don’t doubt how wonderful and capable you are.”
My queerness is an ongoing project.
Plus the UK elects its youngest MP in a gazillion years, new music from M.I.A., and Tina Knowles Lawson’s letter to her daughters.
We miss our old lives. Badly.
April’s theme is LUST FOR LIFE. 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!