I am a UK girl who misses her schoolgirl years. Not that I actually miss my real schoolgirl years, as my childhood was generally miserable - thankfully due to Asperger's syndrome and not any sort of cruelty from others.
What I'm after is an idealised childhood of innocence, beauty, play, love... I'm sure that you know exactly what I mean. And at 25 I feel that my chance to have that is slipping away!
As you may guess from my username, I'm a fan of Japanese Lolita fashion. This definition of 'Lolita' has nothing to do with the book, although I assume that is where the name came from. Lolita fashion is grown girls who dress in clothing that suggests Victorian children or dolls, with lots of ruffles and ribbons, etc. It's quite close to what I've seen described as 'sissy', but although I'm often a tomboy, I'm a biological girl so I'm not sure if 'sissy' applies.
Wikipedia on Lolita fashion.
I think it was loli fashion that got me thinking seriously about whether there was any such thing as 'adult children' in the first place.
I've always had a yearning for an ideal childhood, probably since I was about 12 or so, and in my early teens I did search the internet for anything like that. I only found fetish-oriented sites, and as I don't find the AB and LG thing sexual, I thought that it would all be like that.
But I did remain aware of the AB culture, ran into things from time to time, and as my interest in the fashion grew, I began to connect the two and give it some serious thought. So here I am!
I've got a big interest in Japanese culture in general, history as well as the modern fashions. My current goal is to go to university so I can get my qualifications to go to Japan and teach English for a few years - maybe longer!
I also dabble in drawing and writing, although I can't say I'm good at either...