Hummmm….. I have been told this is the year of the ‘selfie’. Kim Kardashian is publishing a book of the hundreds of ‘selfies’ that she has done throughout the years. Gosh, I hate to spoil it for Kim and all of the millennium generation, but ever since I became an Apple Mac girl I have been taking ‘selfies’ in my Photo Booth for years. Surely I am not the only one. Come on, be honest, I’m sure you’ve done it too.
Just think of the industries that have grown up around the self image. There are ‘selfie’ books, ‘selfie’ blogs, ‘selfie’ sticks, phones with cameras so that we can take all of these seemingly narcistic ‘selfie’s’. This generation will be able to follow their lives minute by minute, breath by breath, event by event, with millions of ‘selfies’ by the time they become adults and beyond. They will be able to chronicle their lives with their changing hairdos and fashion trends, moment by moment. Good thing or bad. Time will tell.
In the meantime, not to be outdone by these millenniums, I went back into my photo booth as far back as 2009 (I must’ve erased the others) and I published my own narcistic ‘selfie’ collage. Some years my face was blown up by prednisone, short hair for the convenience of cruising 120 days at a time, and just my female need for change. But it is a true chronical of my six year hair journey.
Bruce Jenner recently revealed he has always felt like a girl inside, well I have always been a long haired person inside. Beginning with my early years and long braids, I have allowed myself to be a victim of hair trends, but I know I will always come back to the ‘real’ me. Longing to stay long!