A goodbye from Marah.
Banned from a parent’s house, and fighting for refuge in Europe.
Tough relationships, and restorative ones.
Islamophobia in Switzerland.
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.”
A new sense of purpose.
Changing our lives and brains.
May’s theme is GRADUATION. 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!