By now, we’ve all heard the word “selfie.” But have you heard of an “unselfie?”
As opposed to a selfie, which is a picture of oneself, an unselfie is defined as pictures of “people doing good things, of acts of kindness, of compassion in action,” according to the Huffington Post.
This trend was first started, and continues to be most popular, on Giving Tuesday.
Contrary to what you might think, the most common form of an unselfie is not taking pictures of other people but taking a picture your yourself.
Here are the steps:
First, you create or download a sign explaining the cause you just donated to or supported. (You can download our unselfie by clicking here.)
Next, you think of a reason why you donate your time, energy, or money to this cause.
Then, take a picture where you’re holding your unselfie sign over your face. Make sure the sign is readable (not backwards, blurry, or crumpled).
Finally, upload your picture to your social media sites and tag the organization or charity and hashtag #GivingTuesday in your post. Remember that reason you thought of as to why you donated or volunteered with this group? Post that reason as your caption!
If you don’t use social media, you can email your unselfie to the organization you volunteered with. They might want to put it on their website or social media pages!