1. Personal actions or habits intended to convey, or expose, emotional or intellectual conviction. 2. The act of creating art for the sake of personal gratification. 3. A generalization applied to any action that lacks skill or outside desirability, but is, within it's self, a worthwhile endeavor.
1. It's hard to understand why wearing clothes from Hot Topic is considered self expression, when everyone else is doing the exact same thing. 2. We allow the patients a little time for self expression during arts & crafts; it helps keep them from nutting-up on eachother. 3. It could be said that urban-America is reforming it's self into a more positive environment, by using the art of self expression to cope with all the angst and percieved inequities which once drove it's population to pacify themselves with drugs and crime.