I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
Healing isn’t exactly a straightforward process.
Overcast on the inside.
“I feel like the future is mine.”
A comic about my self-harm.
Advice for talking to adults, therapists, and friends if you’d like to stop self-harming.
When I self-harmed, I did want people to notice—because I needed help.
Bodies in pain.
Roughly one jillion ways to look cute in a bathing costume!
My scars are with me for life—and that’s totally OK.
July’s theme is SOULMATES.
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!