Poetry written by Rookie readers.
Crushin’, and crushin’ on the idea of crushin’.
What our bodies won’t forget.
A new job, being condescended to by adults, and going hard in the paint.
Brain versus body.
I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
On drawing POC protagonists, body hair, and “an era of women.”
What would it be like to live in a different body?
Eating while living with a restrictive eating disorder is me standing up for myself.
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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!