I don’t know if you guys heard, but it’s a hot girl summer.
And if you’re wondering how my “hot girl summer” is going- it’s wack…kinda.
The phrase “hot girl summer” was coined and soon-to-be trademarked by Houston Rapper Megan Thee Stallion (also known simply as Thee Stallion) and was at first misconstrued by many to be encouraging promiscuity, treating people like garbage, and “finessing” one another. However, Megan took to Twitter to explain the real meaning of this phrase that took the summer by storm:
Time magazine states that #hotgirl summer has been hashtagged over 170k times on Instagram, and tweeted over 2 million times this past July alone. Thee Stallion has also stated that the movement is gender-neutral (anyone can drive the boat), however, one of the biggest social media debates is whether the Hot Girls or Hot Boys are winning the summer. Tweets parodying an NBA-fantasy league like point system have kept a metaphorical “scoreboard”, documenting each and every Hot Girl/Boy loss. This phenomenon also led to the release of a song entitled “Hot Girl Summer” by Thee Stallion also featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
But back to me
As stated before, my hot girl summer could be better. I’m very single, very bored, and very (literally)- hot. So basically the sun is having a better hot girl summer than me. Before summer even got here life was handing me back to back Ls. as per usual From leaving my previous job (what led up to that is it’s own long story) to being so sick for a whole month that I couldn’t eat, move, or even talk- my summer has had many twists and turns. But in my life’s typical “took and L but bounce back” nature- things still worked out for me regardless. I got an even better job, got a hobby that helps me maintain all the weight I lost while sick, I for once- am happy. I became more productive with my time, and I get to see most of my friends way more often than before.
While reflecting on this summer outside of on just a personal level I came to the epiphany that it’s a hot girl summer regardless. In the same Time Magazine article previously mentioned, hot girl summer was described as a “hip-hop feminist manifesto. With artists like Thee Stallion along with Lizzo (who let us know we all have 100% that b*tch in our DNA), Beyonce, Rico Nasty, and Tierra Whack taking the music industry by storm, how is this summer not for hot girls? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Elizabeth Warren- are these women not “hot girls” too? No matter how rocky this summer was and can be- there’s no better time to be a woman than right now. What a time to be alive.