This was a selfie I took last month for a healthy selfie campaign my org wanted us all to contribute pics to for the org's Twitter feed. It's kohlrabi I'm posing with. I discovered kohlrabi this summer. They haven't tweeted the pic. I'm not surprised. In the past at this org, when I've had to photograph employees for banners, social media, etc., I've had my people choices steered to skinny people and the younger people. Without saying that instruction out loud, of course, in any way that could open up things to a lawsuit. So I'm too fat to be shown in the org's Twitter feed. No one said it, but the pic just never appears in the campaign. I knew that would happen, but I thought I'd try. I wish I hadn't though; it just makes me feel bad, especially as I see pic after pic of other people being used day after day. For someone who fights the feeling that she doesn't exist....
A couple of weeks ago I changed my social media pic to this pic. I even changed my LinkedIn profile pic to this, which may not be appropriate because it's a little gimmicky for a "professional networking site." I don't get anything out of LinkedIn, anyway.
Technically, I did get a selfie published in the campaign. To get the ball rolling, last month I was asked to photograph my glass of water near a notepad with the company name. So, technically, if I were to complain about them excluding fat people from the Twitter campaign, the org could say that that was my selfie. You see how it's done?
The pinky purple background is my kitchen and dining area wall. Mardi Gras. Like it a lot. Goes very well with the Construction Zone orange in the living room and the Fuzzy Peach in the stairwell. The front entry way also is Mardi Gras. Did I mention that I like color?