Giving a speech at graduation.
Telling the unedited version of my life story, to myself and everyone else.
Here for you if you need a holiday escape.
How to recognize and address this type of manipulation.
Crushin’, and crushin’ on the idea of crushin’.
Feeling my way through drug dependence and grief.
When it says you’re incapable of doing scary things, don’t believe it.
I moved out the summer before high school, and it’s a decision I still struggle with.
Notes after therapy.
Tips on stigma, diagnosis, treatment, dissociation, and exercising empathy.
August’s theme is DESIRE. 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!