Coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy—and a miscarriage.
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.
May's theme is GROWING PAINS. 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!