Take selfies, girl.
Take selfies if it’s your birthday, if you’re wearing your favorite outfit, or if it’s Wednesday at noon. Just take them and don’t let any motherfuckers tell you that it’s weird or bad to take selfies.
A lot of motherfuckers talk shit about selfies. This is because they’re associated with the feminine and “the feminine” things in our culture are often downplayed as frivolous or non essential. Just look at the language used to describe movies aimed at women, “chick flicks” or the fact that the art of makeup has been trivialized so much that we mostly associate it with vanity. The same thing is done with the selfie. Well I’m here to tell you that selfies are essential.
You’re in your twenties. Like, you’re probably not gonna be as good at aging as George Clooney so take pictures often to document how attractive you are. We’re young so experimenting with eyeliner, or hair colors or dress silhouettes might yield some mixed results but ultimately, you’ll have some damn keepers, hot stuff.
Also, what if you have a particularly good hair day or haircut and in two years you wanna figure out how to replicate it but you didn’t take a picture. Your hairdresser is going to have to do a ton of guesswork and you’re ultimately gonna be disappointed.
Memories. Right? Memories. What if your Halloween costume was particularly great one year or that dress you bought fit particularly well at the work Christmas party? Document your hot-hot victories.
Selfies are fun. Don’t strip yourself of potential fun just because some random dude on your Facebook timeline hates selfies. So you have an extra five minutes, work your angles, and get yourself a new profile pic. Cool? Cool.
So go take a damn selfie and post it to Instagram ASAP. Meet back here next week.