So, any news on the Katsucon thing for the EGL/A's? Are we pinning on black ribbons or is someone throwing a get together or what? I was just wondering because there was mention of it before and no one really said anything after the fact. ^_^
As some of you may know, I have an "art project" in the works that involves gothic lolita to confront issues of race, gender, age, etcetc. During research/contemplation of the conceptual side of things, I've been thinking about this lately: why are girls/women in the United States interested in Gothic Lolita style? What is the difference between Asian(American) women and non-Asian(American)women being interested/participating in the style (or is there a difference?)? What about Asian women who aren't Japanese?
I just thought that I could get some diverse feedback from everyone here, and I am not looking for any particular answer. I'd just like to get some opinions from people who enjoy/are framiliar with/participate in gothic lolita style. These questions are in no way an attempt to belittle any race/culture or to make anyone's particular intrest in GL invalid. Just constructive feedback, and with that in mind please no "i just like it" or "it's cute," I think it's pretty universal that people in this community at least "like" GL style. Also, if you feel comfortable doing so, if you could mention somewhere in your comment what "ethnicity" you identify with (I'm always annoyed with "check this box for your racial identity," but it's valid info for the discussion) and/or where you're from that would be great, if not your comments are still appreciated.
Since I'm asking for "ethnicity" and personal info, I think it's fair that I go first, so I'm hapa - half Japanese and half Mexican, I grew up in Pasadena, CA and right now I live in Santa Barbara, CA for school.
*******please also see my "devil's advocate" comment********