Taking a selfie is as normalized as breathing at this point in social media history. It can still feel a bit awkward in the wrong environment. Other people are watching you feel yourself, and that can be embarrassing.
Unless that is, the part of your brain that feels embarrassment has been disconnected. Twitter user Ben Yahr shared a video of a woman who seems to have pushed past all selfie self-consciousness, and it’s amazing to watch.
To be fair, she’s alone on the train. Is she visiting the city for the first time? is this her only chance to get a good shot on an iconic NYC train? Is she headed somewhere special?
All we know is that she is working the hell out of her camera phone and doesn’t care who sees:
This woman giving it ALL to the selfie cam on the train is SENDING ME pic.twitter.com/i3JoSPKj3I
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) August 17, 2019
Ordinarily, this would feel like an invasion of this woman’s privacy, but she clearly wants to be seen. In fact, it wasn’t long before she saw the viral tweet of her exhibitionism and shared the results of her personal photoshoot in the replies:
Yesss, Jess! Face and full body realness. The proof is in the results, and this queen delivered!
A few sad old jerks (or angry young ones) jumped in to criticize Jess for wanting to take pictures of herself, but they got slapped down pretty hard, pretty fast:
Didn’t know that taking nice pictures of yourself was narcissism
— amber ✨ (@oamberashley) August 18, 2019
Most people are 100% on board with this. If you’re having a day where you’re feeling cute, you gotta document it. Hot Girl Summer ain’t over yet.
Most wish they had the confidence necessary to get exactly the shot they want in public:
Is this what it’s like to NOT have social anxiety 😂
— Rose 🌹 (@AnaJuarez_) August 18, 2019
Hey, Jessiica! This video of you literally doing what you wished to without giving a fuck to anyone around has helped me (and few others) realise how important it is to own such a level of confidence, freedom and individuality! More power to you! Thank you! Sending +ve vibes!🤗
— Anuj (@crypticheart_) August 18, 2019
Iconic and stunning! WERKLE!
— Mister Preda (@MisterPreda) August 19, 2019
WE STAN!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/fKnsvEXrOj
— crazy broke asian (@tribranchvo) August 18, 2019
I’m completely focused on her touching that train seat and handlebar and then touching her face and hair. She braved bacteria for a solid selfie and that’s the real story here.
— Steelwill (@FCCMandate) August 18, 2019
When you feel your own oats so hard you forget there are other oats there. pic.twitter.com/CW6PQG923j
— Lleva, llévame en tu bicicleta. (@zatchkull) August 17, 2019
Lol it’s just the fact that she did it in public. I always feel awkward trying to pose for selfies in public.
— ❤️ (@callherdidi) August 18, 2019
It’s not too late to get to the train, folks. Even if you don’t want a subway selfie, bring this confidence to werk.