rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAviel Gonen

is a 14-year-old Messianic Jewish, teen girl, who loves writing, playing piano, drawing, babysitting, movies, cooking, reading, helping her mom with the household chores, blogging at, shopping, and music. She lives in New Zealand with her family.

I’m Not Alone: Aviel’s Story


After reading so many great entries for the Do Hard Things Story Contest, we’ve decided to highlight a story on TheRebelution every week for the year. Each story emphasizes how Do Hard Things has impacted these rebelutionaries. Today is our last story. Meet Aviel from New Zealand! Ever since I was eight years old, I had one thing that I pledged to myself never to become. I would never be a...

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 →