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Magical Girl

We forget about the journey of magical girls and here is the space in which I explore everything related to kawaii, harajuku, anime, and everything pink.


Battle Mage - Magical Girl

Inspired by my love of Anime Magical Girls, this facet of my writing and style represents my Kawaii (Japanese for “Cute”) lifestyle. I admire Ultra Femme aesthetics, the color pink, and magic. From Sailor Moon to Sanrio this part of me is 100% invested in being Kawaii and Fierce.

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Becoming a Magical Girl: My Kawaii Way

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Becoming a Magical Girl: My Kawaii Way

Kawaii isn't just cute, or the aesthetic of cute to me. Its meaning has come to encompass my storytelling lifestyle. I've found that Kawaii means self-expression and even deeper how I choose to tell my story. I live in my world, with the energy of a magical girl. I experience the world and share it colorfully and authentically. Seeing myself as someone capable of transformation and great feats encourages me to live authentically, emotively, and creatively. I fell in love with kawaii fashion around middle school, back when I first started watching anime. I'm talking some of my classics, like Vampire Knight, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, and Future Diary. These stories influenced parts of my style in ways I didn't know yet as much as I can wax on about anime as a gateway to jfashion. I want to tell you what finally pushed me from admiration to be a part of the culture.

 Graduating from college is supposed to change your life. I left college broken. I was merely a collection of pieces held together by simmering will. Putting myself back together, post-graduation is still tricky. A lot of what I feel is raw and chaotic where on other days it's a listless dead zone. Kawaii became a beacon for me, and the binding force for the pieces of myself that drifted aimlessly. This style became the glue that held me together, but the binding became strong enough to be a lifestyle for me. Pink became a driving force to express the spectrum of my emotions. Mania meant that I live in beautiful highs and terrible lows. I live in between the passion of red anger, and the white tinted grace of peace. My world is the limbo of pink. My adoration and understanding of the color pink are what sparked my energy. The phrase "pink energy" represents the fluidity of who I am and how I can feel. Kawaii became the method that I share my fluid pink energy.

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 Out of kawaii culture, I fell in love with many substyles, including decora, yamikawaii, menhera, gothic, and yumekawaii. Picking a single style to follow as a magical girl is impossible for me. Thus, where storyteller kei blossomed. Inspired by aspects and motifs in the various substyles, I began to tell my story through style. My facets became the muses for my world of writing and the life I lead outside of paper and pen. To be the best magical girl, I wanted to live authentically to who I am. Refusing to be held back by a one brick path, I walk as a gem multi-faceted and sparkling in every light or within the absence of it. Kawaii put a spell on me. If I hadn't taken that step to dress like a magical girl, I'm unsure of who I would be. This lifestyle saved me from losing the last of myself. I'm not by any means fixed, or perfect because of it. Instead, I'm living as best as I can and learning to find happiness in a cute world that I navigate in my way. Its something I can hold on to, but that also holds me and gives me purpose. This is how I became a magical girl and how kawaii culture saved my soul.


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