It’s the Selfie Generation. She’s taking selfies everywhere!
A selfie before bedtime, a selfie soon as she gets out of
bed, a selfie in the bathroom, a selfie by the side walk, a
selfie while she takes a meal, a selfie while driving, a selfie
at a funeral, a selfie in hospital. Selfie addiction is smudged
on her face. The urgent need to document every detail of her
life in colored photographs and share on Face book, twitter
and Instagram. Hash tag selfie, me.
It’s her personal caress from the real world.
She reeks of self-centeredness. Splitting captions on ignited
pixels to gain cheap chuckles. Screaming for attention, fake
self wannabe oozing desperation. In a world where people
are judged based on their social media profiles, her life is a
race for comments and likes. Her image is digitized and
marginalized on screen to please.
Juggling between vanity and identity, a picture perfect life
accentuated by self conscious cropping of images, pixel
presentations, illuminating eyes and eradicating spots.
A warped perception of beauty she has grown accustomed to,
moments she doesn’t want to disclose, somber sadness
depicted on her filtered version of reality meant to caress a
perfect illusion. It’s not easy for her to love herself in a world
obsessed with image.
Her portrait on the wall of the internet is her greatest false
accomplishment. Puffed up with layers and layers of makeup,
pouty smeared lips with different shades of lipstick, the sexy
duck face and the flawless sparrow are her signature celebrity
looks. Slightly tilting her face to capture the perfect look.
Playing the role of an artist at a dress rehearsal, different
costumes for each selfie, poses in impossible angles,
different shapes, sometimes zoomed.
Drawing different patterns to achieve an illustrative look, a lot
of cleavage and booty primped on screens screaming attention.
In a society with a twisted perception of beauty and success,
she aspires to be noticed, celebrated and admired as a beautiful
perfect woman with an amazing life, living a fabulous lifestyle.
Selfie addiction logic: See me, i am perfect. Like me, my life is perfect.