rebelling against low expectations

AuthorArella Noreen

is a sixteen-year-old writer who is proudly God-made, Jesus-saved, and Texan-raised. She writes whenever and wherever she can, and you can find some of that at Writers of Elysian, a much-loved group writing blog, and Ineffable Sights, where she shares experiences from her own life.

Why I Don’t Want to Fit In


Our world is obsessed with this ideal of “perfection”, and making everyone as close to that ideal as possible. It’s all about being the coolest or the most popular, about making it seem like you’ve got it all together and you’ve got the most amazing life. This is stressed even more to teenagers, who are constantly striving to compare to their peers. It’s all about being like everyone else, about...

An Open Letter to Anyone Who is Hurting


Dear Reader, As followers and believers in Christ, we know that we’re called to do hard things, especially those of us who read this blog. We know that doing hard things means stepping out in faith and stepping up for faith. We know that doing hard things means having faith and enduring when things get hard. Sometimes, though, enduring is easier said than done. Most of the time, really...

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 →