9 months ago
Last of the swimsuit selfies (until next time)
How do you feel about selfies? I used to look down on them, took them rarely and felt self-conscious about them when I did, but then through conversations with others, particularly with women, my eyes were opened to new ideas about what a selfie really is
Now I choose to see selfies as taking control of my self-image: although I'm well aware that as a slimmer white boy I have privilege in this regard I have struggled with body image as have most gay men at some time or another
For me the joy of the selfie - and the reason I will always be down for them and try to like other peoples' as often as possible - is bound up in the idea that a selfie is about control over oneself, and that's a very affirming thing to have, especially in a world saturated by perfection.