I have noticed a recent surge of strong nostalgia for girlhood of the early 1990s. Most likely this is because I was a young girl in the early 1990s, so it catches my eye, but still, it seems to be popping up everyhere, even NPR.
Zooey Deschanel seems to be the ambassador of this movement with Hello Giggles as a home-base of sorts, exemplified in this interview with Conan O’Brien where Deschanel touches on the most unifying symbol of all: the American Girl Doll.
Is this fixation on nostalgia perpetuated by the arrested development of Millennials?
As a kid I was the proud owner of three American Girl Dolls, a strung-out addict of both Nickelodeon and Nick-at-Nite, and I may or may not have been to a Hanson concert…when I was nineteen (I jumped on this nostalgia train a little early I guess).