A goodbye from Marah.
Cultural assimilation, astrology, and the romanticization of depression.
Ramadan, studying through pregnancy, and travel via Google maps.
Seeing relationships as they are.
All is full of love.
Transferring schools, other people’s expectations, and life after war.
New friends, unpaid internships, and trying to conjure joy.
“I did not mean to get pregnant—it just happened.”
Sex, drugs, and being nice.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!