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Every girl decides at a young age what she wants to be when she grows up. For me, I always knew I wanted to write. From the time I bought my first issue of Seventeen magazine I was hooked. I loved reading the embarrassing stories, the D.I.Y. fashion ideas, and the essays from girls who were going through the same things I was. I also discovered Vogue, but mostly only looked at all the high-fashion photo spreads. I eventually started making my own magazines with my friends, spending lunch hours in the library and after-school afternoons on my bed, perfecting the cut-and-paste creations.

Once I outgrew teen magazines, I came across Nylon. Still geared toward my age group but much edgier, with stories on up-and-coming Indie bands to check out and travel essays on obscure destinations. I was obsessed with Nylon for awhile until one day I just stopped buying it. I tried Vanity Fair (too much American politics), Cosmopolitan (too men-desperate), and a slew of other fashion magazines but nothing ever satisfied me. I felt like I was either being told how to "perfect the smoky-eye" or convinced I didn't know how to properly "please my man."

Alas, Lolita was created. An online magazine aimed as an outlet for like-minded women to share, vent, learn, and be entertained.

I hope you enjoy.

 

Meagan Albrechtson