rebelling against low expectations

AuthorRachel Seo

began writing at the age of seven, scribbling on sheets and sheets of notebook paper. Now she's a college student who pounds out blog posts, articles, and novels on her trusty Macbook. Eighties sitcoms make her laugh long and hard; Tori Kelly and Jon Bellion are her favorite musicians; and Ecclesiastes is her favorite book of the Bible. Find her on her blog or her YouTube channel.

Why We can’t Change the World


We love feeling empowered. Deny it; you won’t. Empowerment is that sense of euphoria you get when you walk out of the gym after a somewhat decent workout. It’s the way you feel when you’re listening to one of those pop songs that everyone hates, but you secretly love because it makes you feel like you’re walking on the moon. And it’s that feeling of empowerment that can lead to the kind of dream...

I Go to Public School, And I Like It


I find that homeschooling, many times, is the norm in the Rebelution movement. While scrolling through author bios of the stories and articles on here, I often smile to myself as I see “homeschooled” or read about plans to graduate early. Not that I think it’s absurd. On the contrary, I applaud these people. They are the ones who go above and beyond, the ones that dare to think...

I Am Mediocre


I’m not a big fan of the word “mediocre.” It’s not a term that’s been applied to me very much. When teachers write report cards, they usually put something along the lines of “hard worker” or “attentive student.” Not mediocre. Another aspect of my un-mediocrity is the fact that people have been calling me “smart” for ages. Why? I...

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 →