I have two Hello Kitty toasters, these are part of my most beloved collection. One stopped working (it used to also toast bagels) but I kept it! The cool part of the toaster/ bagel toaster is that it makes Hello Kitty's face on the toast. I have threatened to kick people out of my house who don't respect the rule! You have to put Hello Kitty on the outside so we can all see it!
|image source:amazon.com because I don't have much counter space and am too lazy to move stuff around!|
I used to keep this obsession a secret when I was first getting into goth. I was afraid someone would call me a poseur because you know, I am supposed to be all dark and spooky 24-7.
As an adult, I noticed there are lots of goth people that admitted they like Hello Kitty. I think she can be seen more with the Lolitas but there are also friends like me who are just goth and own Hello Kitty stuff. I guess my original paranoia about being labelled a poseur as a kid was a little misplaced!
As I got older and had to join the workforce, I had to tone down. As most of my readers know, there was even a time in my life where I ditched the black clothing and went completely vanilla. One thing remained true. If I couldn't express myself the way I wanted, I had Hello Kitty. Perhaps it was because I was intrigued by her cuteness or perhaps it was because I found her mysterious that always appealed to me. Think about it, she has no mouth. What is she hiding? What is she not saying? How could I not relate to that? So my Hello Kitty collection grew and grew! I would go to meetings with Hello Kitty pens and notebooks. I had to conform for a job but something about going to work with something Hello Kitty related was..liberating. It was my proverbial screw you for making me conform! It was my secret rebellion! All my coworkers thought I was cute but they never fully saw what was hiding beneath all that cute and sweetness. Every time I looked at Hello Kitty, I saw myself!
|Some items I still use around the house|
It is no surprise that today, I still love the little cat who has been with me since childhood. Today, I don't need her as much as I used to but am grateful that she will always be there for me.
So yes, I like Hello Kitty, now hands off my goth card. It's mine!