How do you express yourself?


Lucinda Costello-Kumfer, Staff Writer

Art, music, acting and similar activities can be very beneficial to a person’s life. These creative avenues allow for self-expression. When we practice self-expression, we feel more authentic and can better communicate with the world. 

“I feel like I best express myself when I play field hockey,” Lucy Rhoades, senior, said. “I feel like it’s a really good way that I can use my leadership skills and just, like, get outside and be athletic and connect with others.”

Acting can also be a good outlet for conveying a variety of thoughts and emotions. 

“I like showing off the character to the extreme,” Jeremiah Price, junior, said. “I love making fun of the character and showing off the character like it should be. Very loud, very present, very outgoing.”

A common form of expressing oneself is through art, such as sketching, painting, sculpting, knitting, or making collages, which can be done independently, or at an art class offered at U. City.

“It’s really hard to be truly yourself sometimes when you’re in high school, so I think art classes kind of help people figure that out,” Sarah Smelser, art teacher, said.

Sometimes, participating in activities, such as music, can help you discover new things about yourself, and can open new pathways in a person’s life.

“It really showed me that I was good at playing instruments,” Dakota Sykes, junior, says. “It gives me an idea of what I want to do when I grow up.”