Defiantly is an adverb that is linked to the noun defiance which is defined as "bold disobedience." It is one thing to behave badly and hope to get away with it. It is quite another to want to be seen behaving badly — that's action done defiantly: it defies, or openly goes against an order or rule. Im wondering if this is a preferred word perhaps.
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.