Esme Blegvad is a writer and illustrator from London who lives in Brooklyn. Stalk her on Tumblr and Instagram.
I flaunt ’em.
A primer on setting boundaries with adults.
Bummer or yummer?
DIY presents, because some of the best ones are homemade.
I’ll show you how! (It’s not always easy, but it’s totally worth it.)
She’s the person I want to be with all the time.
Stories about close ties, lasting bonds, and mutual obsession.
No one can be all things to all people. But some people can be important things for us.
A glimpse inside Esme’s private drawing notebooks.
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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!