rebelling against low expectations

AuthorEliza Downer

, age 19, is a teacher by day and a writer by night. She can often be found hiking in the nearby ranges of Colorado or sipping a cup of coffee. She lives with her parents and 10 siblings.

If You are Considering Suicide, There is Hope


Suicide is a plague that is robbing our generation of hope and life. A simple search on the internet will bring up staggering numbers of children, teens, and adults, who at their worst moments have turned to death as the only answer. Many teens and young adults face the struggle of not wanting to cause pain to others, but at the same time, not knowing if they can survive the pain for another day...

22 Ways To Be Productive This Summer


Summer… The hot, and often boring days are filled with video games, a popsicle, and possibly an enjoyable vacation or two. The normal day to day school and homework are put on hold for us to relax and refresh ourselves. Growing up I often found summer time to be altogether boring and unproductive. I am assuming it is true for you too since you clicked on this article. Here is a short...

Dear Disability, Thank You


Dear Disability, I have often heard your words at everything in life. “You can’t” are the words often spoken over me by you. However, they’re stopping. I am done listening to you tell me who I am each and every day. I am worn out by you dictating what I can and can’t do. Yes, I can’t run. But I can sit and listen. Yes, I don’t know the future, but I know...

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 →