I started wearing lolita back in 2006, and the narrative of lolita as some form of feminist principle put into practice has been around since at least that time. I can very clearly remember discussing with friends and community members how Lolita fashion was one way of expressing feminist ideals – specifically because many girls… Continue reading Lolita Fashion is not a Feminist Paradise.
In the western lolita fashion world we have two distinct types of communities: Local communities where people get together to make friends and attend events, and the larger online communities where people can discuss latest releases, trends, and shop. It is true that occasionally girls find their local community first, but I think it… Continue reading Tips for Dealing with Anxiety at a Meetup
I’ve been part of the lolita subculture for nearly ten years now, and one term that has always really bothered me is “ita.” The term supposedly comes from the japanese word itai, which means ouch or painful, and is generally used to describe new lolitas who don’t have a firm grasp of the lolita aesthetic or… Continue reading Why I don’t like the term ‘Ita’