Monday, June 10, 2013

Photo-a-Day - 10: You!

We're 1/3 of the way through June: Photo-A-Day and today's post is You! as in me as in I am supposed to post photos of myself.

In the age of facebook, I think it's safe to say that we are all more narcissistic than ever before. I'll admit, I often find myself thinking or even saying, "that will make a great profile pic." So for this prompt, I went back through my profile pictures and chose a few of my favourites!

This is the one I chose to showcase in the FMS Photo-a-Day facebook group because it's kind of abstract and I like that sort of thing. I also took this photo myself and that's something I'm trying to hold true to throughout this challenge.

Then there's this one. That's little me - in the fish net.

This one's me after I shaved my head in 2010 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation
Here's the video link too if you're interested.

This one is Me! or You! or whatever makes sense, in a nutshell. I took this one myself too!

If I had to choose one, just one photo, that is my absolute favourite of me, though, I would go with the photo that appears above every single blog post. Me and Africa - Africa and Me. That photo was taken as part of a photo shoot for the Women of Distinction Award in my community in 2010. The same day of the award banquet (which I didn't win, btw) I also found out that I was the successful candidate to do a volunteer placement in Botswana. That photo symbolises all of that and I'll cherish it forever.


  1. I hate having my picture taken. I hate my nose and don't seem to be able to smile on command.

    1. I hate photos of me from a direct side angle. I think I have a bird nose!

  2. I remember when I used to feel fear upon posting my photos online,, its not a big deal. Not one person has been mean to me yet and I feel rather silly for thinking they would be. Awesome images! You've had a lot of different looks, that's cool.

    1. Meh - if people say rude things, those people aren't worth your time. Different looks, indeed! I have so many more too.