I’ve been an on-again, off-again blogger for several years now but have never been consistent about blogging. I’ve also never been the type of person to succeed at “post every day for a month” challenges which is why I’m kind of excited to have posted a new #365feministselfie to Instagram every day in January (and February, too!)
We all need positive reinforcement in order to keep up with good habits. In my case, I need awards. Without further ado, I present to myself:
Best Selfie of January:
Image of me standing in front of bathroom mirror photographing myself with pink iphone. Wearing a blue t-shirt that says ‘Poehler Fey 2016′
It was the day of Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes so I wore my “Poehler Fey 2016″ shirt. I felt strong and confident. I couldn’t wait to show the internetz my awesome t-shirt.
Best Selfie with a Dog
Image of Danine (selfie) with her dog
There were days when I just didn’t know what to do for an interesting picture so I dragged my dog Simon into the frame. I like this one because he is looking at me semi-adoringly. Actually, he’s probably just smelling my breath from lunch.
Best Selfie with a Prop
Image of Danine (selfie) smiling and holding a can of Diet Coke
“Hi, my name is Danine and I’m a Diet Coke addict.” I fully admit I’m addicted to Diet Coke. I recently forced myself to cut back to drinking it only on Sundays and special occasions (how I wish writing a blog post on a Saturday afternoon was a “special occasion”!) I was really happy to be drinking this Diet Coke last Sunday.
Best Selfie in Black and White
Black and white image of Danine (me) smiling
With only two pics in grayscale, there really wasn’t much competition for this award. Still, the January 14 image wins. I’m smiling and I look like I feel pretty good.
Best Comparison Composite Selfie
Photo collage of Danine:
The main reason I chose to do this project was because I have had a staph infection in my face for several years and always felt I had to hide it. The infection landed me in the hospital just before Christmas and I no longer felt I had to hide. I could tell my friends and family that I had this horrible thing on my face and admit how awful it was. Now, finally, I was (and am) on the road to recovery. I was alway intrigued by the idea of documenting my recovery. I looked and felt absolutely horrific on January 1, 2014, the photo on the left above. I have steadily been getting better, as evidence by today’s photo, on the right above.
Check out the rest of my January photos on Instagram.
January, I’m done with you. February, let’s get started!!