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.
Changing therapists and trying to escape.
Trying to be good to ourselves.
Changing our lives and brains.
Crying in public—never mind the onlookers.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!