This is how I spend my time:
Forty something days ago I read an article that announced that selfie’s (taking a picture of oneself) were linked to self esteem issues in girls. I found that odd, because I take a million selfies and by the time I find the right one to post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook I am quite pleased with myself. Yes, I take 100 to get the right one. Seriously, I have 3000 photos on my phone and 2000 of them are selfie mishaps.
I looked at my Instagram and found that it was entirely made up of selfies and food with the occasional funny photo. What was the point of even having an Instagram if there was nothing worth while on it? I immediately deleted all but 4 photos and decided to start over.
As a transgender person I have had more body issues than the average bear, and it deeply saddens me to think that anyone else should have to deal with hating their body. But, but, I couldn’t stop taking selfies. I love them.
That’s when I created the #UglySelfieProject. I challenged myself to take a different selfie everyday. The one catch, it had to be as unattractive as possible. I want to show that I have flaws, because we all do. What if, when those flaws become public, or we aren’t seen in the best light we could laugh about it?
I plan on continuing this project until I run out of funny, weird, and flaw filled faces (I’m shooting for at least one year). If you want to join in on the fun post you own on Instagram to #UglySelfieProject.
Here are a few of my favorites and a link to my Instagram to see the ones that have been posted so far. There are new ones everyday.
As you all know my shoes are a size 3. Yes, this is true. I know I have tiny feet but it never occurred to me how comical my socks are before I stretch them onto my feet.
So here is a picture of one of my actual socks with a strawberry for reference (a banana was too big).
I tip my tiny hat to you!
– Jeffrey Jay
Today we are going to play a game I call “What is it?” where you guess what it is!
Hint, there’s no hint! There’s also no right answer… or is there? No, there isn’t. Or is… no.
A stick figure cartoon by Jeffrey Jay
Stick figure cartoon back story: You’ll notice all of my cartoons are made entirely with stick figures. Why you ask?
Well the first reason is I can’t actually draw anything else.
The second reason is sometimes people can’t figure out what I am. But really, does it matter? At some point I started to think it would be much easier if I lived in a stick figure world where everyone was drawn the same. So I created my own stick figure world where you typically can’t tell what the hell is going on… and I like it better that way.
Thanks for reading.
Your friendly, gay, transgender, stand-up comedian, stick figure, friend Jeffrey Jay
Tonight I’m in Haverford, PA and it was a night of firsts!
First I sat down with the sexuality and gender group and learned what a Quaker is! Apparently they basically invented chocolate. Well, maybe not, but they did create Hershey’s. I guess the quakers were bakers.
Then, before the show they launched t-shirts at the crowd. It was pretty badass.
My roommate saw the video and asked for her shorts back. It’s a sad day.
I came across this headline today and it make me laugh.
Since I last blogged I have begun doing comedy full time. I’m excited for all these wonderful college gigs and I’m going to keep up with my blog in my downtime.
This week I’m heading out to Pennsylvania and North Carolina. I’m packing my bag as we speak. Actually I;m laying in my bed as I type, but after I’m done I’m going to take a nap, make some food then totally pack my bags.