rebelling against low expectations

AuthorSarah Pagel

is a fiction and nonfiction writer who is passionate about encouraging young people with beautiful, true words. She's a founding member of the Author Conservatory, created by Brett Harris and Kara Swanson. When not writing or reading, she can usually be found taking long walks with her dog or playing yet another Vivaldi piece on her violin. You can chat with her on Instagram (@sarahpagelauthor).

Dear Teen, You are Not Destined for Loneliness


In middle school and most of high school, I was the girl who sat alone—at youth group, my homeschool co-op, and pretty much any other social situation you can imagine. I felt invisible, like I could disappear, and none of my peers would notice. At the end of the day, they went home with phones full of contacts and plans for the weekend. I didn’t. But I was far from alone in my experience—61% of...

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 →