Let Me Selfie

It’s a selfie revolution. First came the front facing camera, then the selfie stick! We no longer have to twist our bodies into odd positions to get our full outfit or set the self timer on our digital cameras.

The selfie has come a long way, it isn’t something new. We stretched out our arms and hoped that the picture would develop the way we wanted on our disposable camera. We scanned them into our computers to post them online. Myspace and digital cameras had us taking pictures of ourselves and commenting “pc4pc?” under other people’s pictures in order to get more likes.

Some view the selfie in a negative light. They call it self-absorbed and narcissistic. They say we’re showing too much cleavage, or judge for only showing half your face, or hate how many pictures we take of ourselves in general.

I say, just let me selfie.

In a world where everyone is always telling me I’m too fat or too skinny. That my butt isn’t big enough or my lips are too small. That my contour doesn’t look right or my hair is gross. Where everyone strives to be as pretty as the women in magazines and are struggling to love themselves – let me take a selfie.

Let me feel good for one solid moment. Let me throw on a filter and ask for likes on Instagram. Let me feel skinny, pretty, and perfect. Stop telling me I’m a slut or an attention whore or desperate just because I put pictures of myself on the internet.

No one is good enough anymore unless they’re photoshopped or some sort of celebrity. We’re all striving to be something else all the time and it’s exhausting. This world is filled to the brim with negativity. So, for at least a moment, let me take a selfie and be happy with myself.

 

hc
photo by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/infomastern/

 

28 thoughts on “Let Me Selfie

  1. I took selfies for every major event in college – first day of each year, formals, birthdays, etc. – and then made a single collage post out of them when I graduated. It was cool to see how I’d changed.

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      1. Whoa…I think it is funny because I think everyone has their social media of choice and that is the one they hone in one. My favorite is my blog because it is my most popular one. I think if Instagram is your most popular platform you take those likes pretty seriously. I know when my blog doesn’t do the best I kind of get a little frustrated…Hey we’re human…

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      1. Yes! Photographs are meant to remind people of significant memories. But now? One visit to the park and we have at least a dozen ‘selfies’. Earlier, going through photo albums meant a nostalgic walk down the memory lane. Today, in general terms,every second photo features the big face of the photographer, showing the same fake smile again and again. It’s depressing.

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  2. You can get phones that also take pictures? Well okay, if you say so – but that’s a new one on me. They’ll be using them to send telegrams next….mark my words….

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