Opinions from a barely millennial

They say nostalgia goes back 30 years and they (whoever they are) seem to be right. Our obsession with the 80s is dwindling with the end in sight for Stranger Things. The media has opened the gates for all things 90s which includes dramas like Pam&Tommy, documentaries like The Dark Side of the 90s, and remakes like The L word: Q generation. While 90s media hasn’t reached its full Stranger Things potential, the resurgence of Y2K pop culture seems to be lurking right around the corner.

I was born in 1995 which means a few things 1) I’m a millennial, barely, but still. 2) I was born the year the internet went public, how cool is that? 3) I lived through Y2K during the most informative years of my life when my mind was mushy and most impressionable. This means I was the target audience for many 2000s trends like hit clips, low-cut jeans, and Spongebob. Since I was in middle school at the tail end of the 2000s, some of my views on Y2K pop culture may be a tad tainted. 2008 was a little rough for me, but I’m pretty sure being a 13-year-old girl is just hard regardless of what’s trendy.

Nonetheless, I feel the need to warn you about the DOs & DON’Ts of the 2000s ranging from toxic cultural beliefs to I really don’t think we need to bring that back. I’m going to discuss everything from toys to fashion to what was cool on TV. So read if you want and don’t read if you don’t want. I’m perfectly content writing to an empty void but I do appreciate an audience.

DISCLAIMER: I am in no way qualified to tell people about the dos & don’ts of anything (I’m not a psychologist or anthropologist) just a person with a lot of self-important strong opinions about a lot of things. 

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