Alexandra Naughton is based in Richmond, California. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Be About It Press, established in 2010. She is the author of six poetry collections including You Could Never Objectify Me More Than I’ve Already Objectified Myself (Punk Hostage Press, 2015), I Will Always Be In Love (Paper Press, 2015), and I Wish You Never Emailed Me (Ghost City Press, 2016). Her first novel, American Mary, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2016. Her latest collection of short stories, Rapid Transit, was published in March 2018 by Nomadic Press.
2 thoughts on “ghost selfie – alexandra naughton”
I like the idea of the ghost selfie. Just your simple and visual act of covering yourself and taking selfies leads to deep thinking about our current times of huge individualism, egomania, narcissism, which, at the same time, are signs of profound dissatisfaction with our globalised capitalism. Although too much connected to the digital world, social media, etc., deep inside we very often feel lonely, not being able to reach impossible standards of living, of beauty… of what a terribly unjust system preaches to us. As a result, we feel depersonalised, like ghosts. Is someone really listening to very inside of our souls?