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ABOUT

Rebelle in a Nutshelle. 

Rebelle Society was born in August 2012 and is an online hub reporting life-passionate ideas and acts of creative rebellion.

Our modus operandi is: Celebrating the Art of Being Alive.

It’s a virtual country without borders — except those imposed by the mind — and all you need to circulate freely through its pages is the passport of imagination.

This life-essential document was issued to you at birth but most likely stolen and held captive by the Status Quo’s secret agents.

They are terrible, soul-suffocating monsters camouflaged in every closet of our lives. They can easily shift shapes and pass for family, friends, authority, circumstances, work, excuses, stress, culture or education.

They can even pass for your own voice if you distract your heart from beating and your real eyes from seeing.

We’re here to help you claim it back. We’d like to invite you on an adventure of a lifetime — with purpose, with connection and with the support of this courageous community. We’re giving you permission — right now — to grow your wings back, to rebirth your creative soul and to reveal your most unrealistic, impossible self.

The Self that whispers incessantly in your ear, is loudest during the darkest parts of the night and roams all the chambers of your heart searching, scratching and waiting for a way to free your authenticity.

Freeing your heart lies in your willingness to be and become present.

Consciousness is at the very center of every single thing we do and create. It is the gauge for quality, of how well we digest, and how far we’ll go — it determines our potential to live with purpose, without regret.

If you want more of anything, investigate it, look at it from every angle and feel it as clearly as you can. If you crave life, practice waking up a little more with every breath. If you’re hungry for inspiration, consume, witness and attend as many experiences as you can. Participate in life as life, not a manufactured sheep or member of any herd that keeps you from your true self — and don’t hesitate.

Not now. Not ever.

The moments are fleeting. This is our time. And there is much to be done.

Learn. Unlearn. And relearn.

Put your attention on what you can do and forget the things you can’t. Move yourself creatively forward because you can. You can.

Wherever you are on the Map Back to You, we’d like to add our mojo to your salsa.

OSHOCREATIVITY
The Scratchy Side of the Matchbox.

We don’t believe in a stagnant or any given reality. The events, encounters, actions, discoveries, learning, adventures, relationships and feelings that we experience on a daily basis are unspeakable, until we bring them into existence with our perception.

We give our life its color and its voice, we shout our songs over the rooftops of the world. We say what goes and what stays, we only get one shot at life and we would like to make it count.

Just like us, reality is dynamic, it can’t be measured and it is related to everything and everyone in intricate ways, beyond our wildest imagination.

It includes you, me and everyone we’ve ever known. It extends to our ecosystem and all other sentient beings, plants and natural phenomena, starting in our own hearts and reaching to the most distant galaxies, echoing the past and dancing with future.

The only way to live fully is by integrating, accepting and finally using every bit of us. In our sad joy and beautiful universe, nothing and no one is wasted. Everything is recycled, even the ugliness.

As sensitive, intelligent creatures, it is our duty and delight to embrace ourselves fully, to gather all our courage and paint our lives with our own homemade, human and imperfect brush on the universal canvas.

We’re rebels with a cause: that of bringing our bits and pieces together into a more inclusive, life-giving collage.

Creativity is our pencil. Beauty is the ink. We are innate designers of reality. Rebelling against a divided, unquestionable status quo is our first step into wholeness.

 

Rebelle with us?

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramYouTube & Pinterest & don’t forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

For submissions, check out our guidelines & send us your goodies.

For advertising or partnership opportunities, email advertise@rebellesociety.com and we will send you detailed info, our media kit and site demographics. For other business opportunities, please email us directly at editorial@rebellesociety.com.

To get a taste of our life and business essentials, voilá Rebelle Society’s Creative Manifesto.

Got any questions or suggestions? Contact us.

Yours in creative rebellion,

Les Rebelles

50 Comments

  • Aparna Khanolkar
    Aparna commented on September 15, 2012 Reply
    Love this site and the blog above.
    • Rebelle Society
      Rebelle Society commented on September 19, 2012 Reply
      Thank you! Great to have you on board.
    • Mark osmer commented on January 9, 2014 Reply
      Luck is for the ill prepared,For those afraid to dream or dare
  • Ginger commented on September 27, 2012 Reply
    This is beautiful and I don’t even remember how I found it but you speak my mind.
  • Kateri commented on October 14, 2012 Reply
    Rebelle Society I need you like I need air! I feel like I just found home.
    • Rebelle Society
      Rebelle Society commented on December 14, 2012 Reply
      Welcome, Ginger & Kateri. Glad we found each other. Love back.
  • Michael Beck commented on December 15, 2012 Reply
    love this lovely nutshelle
  • Mark-Francis Mullen commented on December 15, 2012 Reply
    i write this with tears running down my cheeks at your beauty. I’ve never been in a society before…thanks! AUM, Shanti
    • Rebelle Society
      Rebelle Society commented on January 6, 2013 Reply
      Thank you Mark! So glad we found each other in the online jungle. Welcome to our (your) country. Virtual hugs.
  • brittanybelisle commented on December 22, 2012 Reply
    amazed and inspired to great depths
    • Rebelle Society
      Rebelle Society commented on January 6, 2013 Reply
      Thanks for stopping by, Brittany! A rebelle bow.
  • Donna commented on February 7, 2013 Reply
    Absolutely love this site! I have found some of the most useful and meaningful pieces of pure gold on here that I can truly apply to my current situation! Thank you SO MUCH! Keep it coming!
  • Yolanda Suarez commented on March 7, 2013 Reply
    I love the arts and I love yoga! Your site is perfect…thank you
  • jim hunter commented on April 27, 2013 Reply
    truth be told i am glad i came across REBELLE society renews the sinews to…
  • Deb commented on April 27, 2013 Reply
    Damn this is an exciting and provocative flow! Thanks for being in tune with your mind and heart and streaming in exquisite cogent expression.
  • Kylie Eastley commented on May 25, 2013 Reply
    Great site and content. Writing must be one of the bravest things we can do. It is our friend and foe, our confidente and critic. Nice one. Hope to contribute soon.x
  • Deneen commented on June 15, 2013 Reply
    Love this site! I found my peeps!!
  • Kenton Cowdry commented on July 10, 2013 Reply
    How did I wind up here? It’s like a crystal clear swimming pool in the fucking Sahara. Thanks!
  • marcfortebob commented on July 22, 2013 Reply
    “The only way to live fully is by integrating, accepting and finally using every bit of us.” When I see the words “the only way” I sense there’s a platitude coming right after….
  • RuTHaL commented on August 8, 2013 Reply
    heLLo, ReBeLLeS ! just got here and I am absolutely loving your creativity I took the liberty of adding your site to my blogroll exceLLent Work ! kEEp it Up ! yours truly,
  • sararc commented on August 14, 2013 Reply
    I think I’ve found my home.
  • sandy burgham TheWTFProject.com commented on August 15, 2013 Reply
    love your creative manifesto. music to my ears. have shared on my fb page and will blog about you xx
  • Helen Young Halton commented on August 17, 2013 Reply
    Wow- feel like I have just found a family I didn’t even know I had. I have always felt like a stranger in a strange land my whole life! I am 63,so that’s quite a while. So happy to have found this. It takes real courage to be yourself, in the world, all the time!! Bravo!
  • Satya commented on August 19, 2013 Reply
    Really great work here lovely rebelles — happy to find you! XO
  • Jesus commented on August 26, 2013 Reply
    Great site! Great People!
  • Claudia Schulz commented on September 29, 2013 Reply
    fantastic! i like, i like, i like.
  • lin135 commented on October 1, 2013 Reply
    Amazing! So glad I found you! Peace& Love
  • Jackie Pontzious commented on October 2, 2013 Reply
    What a fantastic site! I am currently in search of a job and found this while searching my LinkedIn profile suggestions for a job prospect. THIS SITE IS MUCH MORE FUN! (Yippeeeee.) I will be returning for sure. Your site brought an instant smile to my face. Thank you so much for this site and bless your heart.
  • Meyla Yilmaz commented on October 8, 2013 Reply
    Everything, Everyday, Everywhere! Love
  • Linda commented on October 11, 2013 Reply
    This is the mantra I have been sharing and trying to live for years… What a winderful website! It feeds and challenges my soul and my creativity daily. Thanks for the sustenance!
  • Tatyana von Leys commented on October 23, 2013 Reply
    Hurry up! It’s time to leave. I’m truly overwhelmed by your topics and I ‘m so happy to be one of yours. Thanks a lot!!!
  • jason commented on November 19, 2013 Reply
    Wow! What a great site. I feel like I am at home here. I can’t wait to dig in to all of these great articles. Any chance you might ever have a print edition?
  • Suzanne commented on November 27, 2013 Reply
    I think I just stumbled into a new family! So glad to know there are so many creative, brilliant souls out there!! Thank you for being here!!
  • Kristy L. commented on November 30, 2013 Reply
    It is great joy and comfort to have stumbled upon such a beautiful dedication for the sensitive soul. Just simply thank you. Please stay “alive”, you and me.
  • ruth burnett commented on December 9, 2013 Reply
    You are very wise and extremely articulate. BravoI I wish you continued momentum as you engage the force of creativity to reach many, many more…
  • LT commented on December 28, 2013 Reply
    I love EVERYTHING about this page. You & the crew were brilliant to put into words thoughts and selective conversations that those of us either crave or are living. Maybe I need to get in the written circle because I want to share every single friggin post!! That’s not a good business model though. LOL!!!
  • Diday commented on December 28, 2013 Reply
    to capture emotions and to put it into beautiful words…amazing!! I’m so glad to have found you. ♥♥♥
  • Faith commented on December 30, 2013 Reply
    Just read “We are here to love and love hard” by doing a google search about love. My heart is wide open now. What a gem!
  • jyne commented on January 16, 2014 Reply
    I feel like I found a home! Beautiful words..speaking my talk
  • Pip commented on January 20, 2014 Reply
    Amazing! I cannot believe the universe has connected me with you.! My whole life story is about sharing and expressing creativity with a massive emphasis on ‘SELF’ – Right now I am about encouraging others to just ‘DO IT’, as easily as the natural act of Inspiration & Expression = breathing in & out – we all do it, every moment! I thought I was alone in this desire for realisation and sharing and it has been hard – simplicity seems to lead to the complicated – words – I love them & I loathe them, but we need them. Exploration of the spiritual ‘SELF’ too and what it is, and of course they cannot be separated but its about being unique with expression and united in oneness at the same time – all in one perfect circle – Pulling it into a straight line is impossible but to find it in words it seems unavoidable. my personal offering is of ‘PRESENCE’ by LISTENING for the ‘Self’ – The Listening and the Expressing, form the circle of unity I am exploring. I would love to join you in some way to contribute to this beautiful creative openness. http://www.selfexpress-ur-unique.weebly.co – Being brave enough to really ‘let go’ is expressed so boldly on this site, a true inspiration. Thank you
  • Marissa commented on January 23, 2014 Reply
    I’ve been feeling tired, confused and misunderstood as the highly sensetive witch that I am. Then I just ran across a fb post that lead me to you! Ahhhh!!! Ha!!!! My people! No coincidence here. I love finding my tribe. Thank you for your courage and inspiration. I so need to find mine again. Rebelle!
  • Samantha commented on February 14, 2014 Reply
    This is a very interesting community, I’m really excited to explore it. :)
  • Rafael Encarnado commented on June 5, 2014 Reply
    everything will be OK. refuse to lose
  • bobbie commented on November 4, 2014 Reply
    This is the third reading from this wonderful website that I’ve read so far, and one of the words to the title of this particular reading immediately caught my attention because one of my categories of my old and new blog is “bobbie in a nutshell.” I also noticed that you mention “bits and pieces,” which is also one of my categories of my old and new blog. I was meant to cross paths with this website in Divine perfect timing and order. What an interesting synchronicity. Thank you.
  • justlivingco commented on November 27, 2014 Reply
    I’m in! Love you guys already xx
  • Faith commented on December 7, 2014 Reply
    I found home! ‘nough said. You speak what’s already on my mind. X
  • Drue BeDo commented on January 21, 2015 Reply
    Rebelle Society — ! I embrace you with joy! In your shared words and common cause, I feel a sense of belonging, of home. I experience an intense aliveness when I read in your posts what I have felt my entire life as my deepest truths. Thank you.
  • Jaxsuperbum commented on April 3, 2015 Reply
    Coming here is like breathing a loving, fresh and peaceful air full of joy. Even if I don’t understand english perfectly, I always feel better after reading. Thank you Rebel souls !
  • Jasmine commented on June 4, 2015 Reply
    How did I just now find this hidden gem of unicorn mind magic?!? Where have you been all my life?! I’m so grateful to have stumbled upon your stardust <3

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