Your smile can predict how long you live. Would you believe it? Listen to one man give voice to his theory about smiling.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Toni Harris has battled many adversities to become the first female to receive a full football scholarship, but doesn’t plan to stop there.
Listen to students learning each other’s languages to build acceptance in class.
This girl didn’t like what she was seeing—or not seeing—on bookshelves. She organized and spoke out to see more characters like her and other under-represented groups in books throughout the country.
Source: Student Council Pro
If you attend a school with a Student Council, consider getting involved! Here are some ways to make a big impact in student government.
Source: Make: Magazine
Maybe you’ve always wanted to express yourself through art but didn’t feel talented enough. No problem! Technology isn’t just a shortcut to creating art; it’s the basis of whole new forms of art that you can explore.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
From cave paintings to the first written words, human beings have been making themselves “heard” for a very long time. This section of the Museum of Natural History’s website provides a quick tour of how our use of language and symbols has grown over many, many centuries.
Source: The Oracle (Glenbrook South High School)
Read about how a high school student turned her interest in fashion into a club that helps students express themselves.
Source: Psychology Today
When you find yourself disagreeing with a friend or family member, the best approach may be to make your voice heard, but don’t try to win.
Source: The Washington Post
The arts don’t just allow you to express yourself and earn applause. Read about some of the many other benefits of creating and performing.
A surprising quirk found across many languages makes it a little bit harder to express yourself.
Kids today have access to a form of expression their parents didn’t: developing digital games and apps. Hear from one young developer about how he accomplished his initial goal and what’s next.
Labor organizer Cesar Chavez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for working to improve working and living conditions for migrant farm workers. Learn how he found the courage to speak out, organize a farm workers’ union, and lead nonviolent marches and boycotts of California table grape growers.
Source: Soroptomist International of the Americas
Find out about the benefits of expressing yourself in writing, and get tips on how to get started on your own journal and get the most out of it.
Source: Oh, Ranger!
Read about how one dedicated voice turned the view of Florida’s Everglades from negative to positive.
Source: USA Today
Until recently, the self-expression afforded by rap and hip-hop performances was unavailable to deaf audiences. With energetic and expressive sign language interpreters taking the stage along with the artists, that is changing.
Source: Greenville Journal
Read about a national competition that is propelling one student toward a bright future on the strength of his dramatic interpretation.
Source: Psychology Today
Even if you’re not that excited about making your voice heard, you may be the best person to lead a group. Find out why.
Source: Smart Living Network
Read about why expressing yourself shouldn’t be considered a luxury. Then find tips for ways to work self-expression into your daily life.
Source: Great Big Story
Learn about how people can express themselves on stage without ever saying a word out loud.