by Lana Rafaela
I’m just gonna go right out and say it: posting a selfie is a political act.
In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking the way you look is rebellious. How dare you, a mere mortal, stand amidst all the ads with retouched models, resembling them very little or not at all, and post your own photo because you think you look good in it?
How dare you accept the absolutely ridiculous beauty standards and still choose to believe that you are beautiful just because you think you are? How dare you not seek validation from other people but instead, give that to yourself?
Honestly, yeah, selfies are probably going to come into our homes, turn our kids into memes and steal our cows. So why are we letting them corrupt us? Are we millennials truly so vapid and vain, reduced to selfies, despair and procrastination? Or do we have actual reasons no one cares to think about because it would mean accepting that despite our different ways when compared to our parents’ generation, we actually know what we’re doing?