Hi, my name is Priscilla and I enjoy taking selfies. I started taking self portraits (as we used to call them) when I was in middle and high school. I would use a regular camera and just start snapping away, whether I was with friends, at a concert, or just by myself in my own room. Now that we have those handy-dandy smartphones, I can take a selfies every hour, minute, and second of the day if I so choose. So, even though I’m a mom, I’m still taking selfies and see absolutely no reason why I should stop or apologize.
When you have children, in my experience, people tend to automatically shift their perception of you (and without knowing). You can’t be sexy anymore, you can’t dress “provocatively," and you shouldn’t do “wild” things like dye your hair bright colors or get tattooed or take vacations all by yourself. You definitely shouldn't use Tinder or smoke pot. As a result of this automatic shift in perception, society is constantly policing the hell out of moms, as though giving birth means we no longer have any agency over our own lives.
Yeah, I don’t buy it, nor will I let someone else's preconceived notions of what a mother "should be" dictate the kind of mother I actually am (or will be one day become, because we're all evolving, my friends). That’s why I still do a lot of the things I did before I became a mom, and that's definitely one of the reasons why I continue to take selfies all the time and whenever I damn well please.