My Autoethnographic Process of Exploring Lolita Fashion

The Critical Millennial

In this blogpost I will be reflecting on my narrated experience of Lolita fashion which I talked about in my previous blogpost.


Autoethnography “acknowledges and accommodates subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research, rather than hiding from these matters or assuming they don’t exist” (Ellis, Adams & Bochner 2011).

Thus I will be dissecting my epiphanies and presenting my understanding of Lolita fashion through my own cultural framework. Like Pitard (2017), I will be using  “autoethnography as a method of journeying to the centre of myself” to unpack my own reservations when trying to understand Lolita fashion as a sub-culture.

Pitard (2017) outlined four key questions to ask oneself as a researcher to explain their positionality, or to answer the question “Who am I in relation to the research?”.

The questions are as follows:

  1. “What do I believe underpins my knowledge of life?
  2. Where did I gain this belief?

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