rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAcacia Mitchell

is a teen from Canada who is currently living in Scotland. At the moment, she is working towards the publication of her first book of poetry. She has a passion for seeing young people fully realize the gospel and find their purpose. She has been published on TeenInk’s website under the name ShesaTree, and her poetry has been used as an example in a Canadian English course. When she’s not writing or pondering life’s deep questions, she can be found playing guitar, laughing, or eating chocolate. Her blog can be found at and you can join her newletter here:

When God Calls You To Give Up The Old


I once had a pair of shoes that I wore until the bottoms were so thin that rocks poked up through the soles and my toes poked down. I wore them even though my mother said that they weren’t presentable, because I thought they were comfortable. They made me feel sassy and confident and tough and earthy. I wore them until socks would have protected my feet more than those shoes. And when I...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →