While watching Ally’s video on this tag, I decided to follow suit. In hopes of sharing more about myself while also being a positive post. Here are my answers for the Magical Girls Tag.
⋯ QUESTIONS ⋯
1) Magic Potion: Favorite Drink
I am a fan of fruity teas, and some herbal ones too. My go-to in places is raspberry iced tea (if it is hot out), and African Sunrise if it is cold. In addition, I am the queen of smoothies in this house.
2) Spell Book: Do you keep a journal or diary?
Yes! Ever since I started therapy six years ago, I have kept a journal. Since August of 2017, I also started bullet journaling.
3) Pick 2 Things: A Magic item, and a Magic Accessory
Hm. Well, I have been a hijabi for two and a half years. My magic item would be a scarf, probably. It gives me so much joy to wear turbans and scarves. Magic accessory would have to be bracelets and earrings. Total favorites.
4) Magic Animal/Companion: if you had a mythological pet, what would it be?
Non-magical animal (arguably. I personally find them really magical): cat. Many cats. I also want a pygmy puff from the Harry Potter series.
5) Magic Girl In Disguise: A real life girl you look up to who you think could maybe, secretly, be hella magical
A couple of girls come to mind. Emma Watson, obviously, for being totally woke and clever. A true Renaissance woman, Watson is ever growing as a feminist. Amandla Sternberg, Rowan Blanchard, Yara Shahidi are also excellent examples of budding feminists. I learn from them so much. They use their platforms for a greater good.
Other real life girls I love: Rebekah Boruki, Tara Stiles, Adrienne Michler, and Rachel Brathen.
6) Most Enchanting: your favorite fictional enchanting or magical girl
Luna Lovegood, obviously, is pure magic and rainbows, unicorns, sunshine. Other magical girls: Bay Briar and Estrella, along with her sisters/cousins in Wild Beauty. Blue Sargent in The Raven Cycle. Nina Zenik and Inej Ghafa from Six of Crows.
7) She’s So Cute! Style inspiration whose clothes would make you feel magical
It is very rare to see bigger girls in literature, and so I think of my two favorites: Nina Zenik and Molly Susu-Peskin. Just the fact that they exist makes them magical.
8) Favorite Magical Girl Shows or Movies
This was a hard one. I have to go with Gilmore Girls, which I have only seen one or two episodes of. It’s a nice and cute show, even though not much seems to happen in terms of plot (but hey, what do I know). My absolute favorite magical girl show has to be Jane the Virgin, because a family of women is the core of the show. Bliss. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is another one I really love.
9) Old Spells: A nostalgic magical show
When I was in high school, there was a lot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. That’s probably the nostalgia factor here. But, it was nice seeing women uplift each other.