If you don’t know what a “selfie” is, you probably fall into a very narrow demographic. You’re not a teenager or the parent of a teenager or someone who is generally around teenagers and/or you don’t have a Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account. So, in case you fall into that 3% (disclaimer: I have no data to back up that number), Urban Dictionary defines “selfie” as: A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace, or any other sort of social networking website. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera. (Note: I was unaware that Myspace was still a thing – but then I noticed the definition was added in 2009. FIVE YEARS ago. (This definitely should not be the first time you’re hearing about this.))
As a follow-up to my last post – and I promise to start blogging about something other than body image and self-esteem in the very near future – this video came across my radar. And I knew I had to share it with you. As a non-teenager who can (rightfully) be accused of taking too many selfies and as the mom of a daughter, as well as a daughter of a mom, this video really resonated with me.