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Self-Expression



Self-expression is a powerful set of behaviors and choices that signal our unique perspective to those around us. These cues come from not just what we say, but how we say it; not just from how we dress, but how we move through social spaces. Intentionally fostering our self-expression is an active practice of identity and can be extremely empowering. However, even if we live in a culture that says it values self-expression, there are a thousand ways in which we are subtly discouraged from deviating too far from what is expected. Learning to become confident in expressing ourselves can take practice and support.

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The Art of the Metaphor - Jane Hirshfield

How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life. Lesson by Jane Hirshfield, animation by Ben Pearce

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Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life

Wild Mind is for everyone who writes or wants to write. Natalie Goldberg teaches a Zen-like method that will take you straight to the source of creative power, to the mind that is ‘raw, full of energy, alive and hungry.

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The Power of Self-Expression

Are you tired of playing small, feeling insignificant? Will you be the best you you can be or not? It is that simple. Of course, the question then becomes, who are you? The journey is about self-discovery and self-expression.

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FindCenterOne of the deepest purposes of all art is to marry what is with what can be.

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Fearless Self-Expression with Rebecca Sugar - Week 1: Press Yourself - Cartoon Network

In support of Stop Bullying: Speak Up, Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, discusses a five-step process on Fearless Self-Expression. Through creative expression, you can learn to give a voice to your thoughts and feelings and speak up for yourself.

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.

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What Is Self-Expression and How to Foster It? (20 Activities + Examples)

How we share and express ourselves to others forms the basis of our personality, as understood by everyone but us, and sets the tone for our entire lives.

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FindCenterStay a verb—don’t become a noun.

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Self Expression and Re-Invention - Mary Beth Maziarz - TEDxYouth@ParkCity

Mary Beth performs two of her original songs, and talks to students about the need to recreate yourself throughout your life. She encourages students to keep their own score - by determining if they are better today than they were yesterday.

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Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity

In this long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron presents the next step in her course of discovering and recovering the creative self.

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