rebelling against low expectations

AuthorMcKinley Ballantyne

McKinley Ballantyne is a 14-year-old aspiring author, blogger, and student who loves to get lost between the pages of a classic novel, with a steaming cup of tea by her side. Having a pastor and counselor for parents, she has been raised on Gospel truths and is eternally grateful for it. She lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. You can find her blog here.

Is Your Life Worth Imitating?


My 9th-grade high school band class had quite a variety of people. Some were dedicated to music, others only passed as musicians if you squinted a little. I like to think I fell somewhere in the middle. Despite the occasional dying-goose-like squawks, I played the clarinet decently. Not as well as the hardcore music student who sat beside me, of course. But certainly not as badly as the ‘I-only...

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 →