rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAnika Walkes

is a young writer, blogger, bookdragon, and unicorn who also has a passion for photography and graphic design. She grew up in a Christian home, but was saved by grace through faith at age 9, and then was saved again (yes, twice!) at age 12. She is currently a freshman living out her faith and sharing the Lord’s light everywhere she can – in her writing, her blog, and her life!

3 Things Our Teen Years Aren’t Supposed to Be


I’m going to be super honest right now; being a teenager in the twenty-first century is hard. There are constant distractions around us, trying to pull our attention from the one thing we’re supposed to be keeping our eyes on. It’s so incredibly easy to get caught up with fitting in with the people at our schools, at our youth groups, and yes, even at our churches. The music we listen to, the...

My Friend Likes the Same Guy I Do, But I’m Not Jealous


“And the thing is…I’m not jealous.” I’m pretty sure my friend’s jaw hit the floor as that sentence left my mouth. Why? Well, long story short, I’d just confessed to her that someone I‘m really close with has feelings for the same guy that I do. Yes, you read that right. I’m not jealous. That is so weird for me to say; because, believe me, if I had been in the same situation two months ago, I...

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Don’t Harden Yourself


My dad has been addicted to alcohol for as long as I can remember. I remember that, when I was younger, I used to cry about it – a lot. So did my sister. But my older brother… he never cried, and he still doesn’t. He never lets his emotions shine through the stone-cold look he places on his face. While we wept, he crossed his arms and acted like he didn’t care. I remember asking him...

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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 →