In defense of taking pictures of yourself

To begin, I want to consolidate the more obvious, surface reasons why I take photographs of myself :

     1. I feel attractive in some way and want to record that.
     2. Some sort of pivotal moment or experience has occurred, and I want to document it.
     3. I’m wearing a new outfit that I want to remember.
     4. I’m at a loss for anything else to upload to Instagram.
     5. I have a vision I want to fulfill photographically—y’know, just art stuff—and I am my
         most available model.

At the crux of my selfie habit is a need to solidify myself in time, and ultimately, the desire for people to know I exist.