2023's girl dinner, girl math, girlhood: What did we gain from a year of girl trends?

According to TikTok, this is what you should know about us:Elena drinks her morning tea out of a Moe’s Books mug. She wears black Mary Jane Docs. She rotates between using a black Baggu shoulder bag and the smallest size Telfar. Her key is baby blue and reads “home” in white cursive on the head, because when she lost hers and her roommate replicated it, that was the only option. It hangs with an iridescent glass heart. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again by Katherine Angel, Ways of Seeing by John Berger, and Essays One by Lydia Davis are on her nightstand. Chase uses an Eleanor Roosevelt College graduate mug for her morning coffee. She wears platform checkered Vans. She treks around with a Sweet Pickles Bookstore tote bag every day, and her keychain sports a mushroom-shaped personal safety alarm, a mini Where the Wild Things Are Brooklyn Public Library card, a friendship lanyard her baby cousin made, and a carabiner. On her nightstand are these books: Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer, Terrace Story by Hilary Leichter, Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.The app neatly suggests that is everything you need to know about us “girls.” But what did you learn about us? Do these items categorize us as femcels, clean girls, or teenage girls in our 20s? Tweet may have been deleted What if, instead, we told you about our ex-boyfriends? Or our snack-filled dinners? What…2023's girl dinner, girl math, girlhood: What did we gain from a year of girl trends?