TFW your self-worth hinges on your follower count.
Rejecting fatphobia and gaining confidence.
I didn’t want to be ridiculed, and I was suppressing myself because of it.
I strengthened my girlhood while curating it in a world that questioned it.
Procrastination, counting zits, and a Netflix daze.
Feeling like something is missing.
I don’t need to look “good” to be worthy of basic respect.
Sometimes I like attention from strangers.
Finding our footing, figuratively and literally.
October's theme is SPIRIT. 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!