Welcome to Sparkle!

"Sparkle!" is a blog especially for all ALG's. "What is 'ALG'?" you ask? Well, that stands for "Adult Little Girl." This is a person who loves all things associated with being a little girl ... innocence, gentleness, playfulness ... anything you may associate with them. The ALG feels that they have a female child personality that is part of them, whether they are biologically male or female and no matter what age they are. Often they may dress as their personality dictates, act as it dictates, and feel as it dictates.

This blog is not adult in nature and commentors are asked to keep this in mind. You will not find nudity or sexually themed content here, so if that is what you are looking for you should go elsewhere.

What you will find here are fun activities and light-hearted links, fashion updates from the world of little girl, and personal views of things that relate to our "community" in general.

I hope you enjoy the blog, and your comments are welcome.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to me...

Today is my LG Birthday. Some people may wonder what an LG Birthday is, and why I get two birthdays a year.

Actually, I, as a whole, get 3 birthdays a year. One is the day my body was born. That is my Big's Birthday and it is in the Spring. One is the anniversary of the day I was born again, and became a Christian - that is in the Summer. And then there is today.

It was 11 years ago today that I began earnestly to search online to answer the question of why I am the way I am - or more correctly, if there was anyone else who felt the way I do about things. After bypassing the "Sissy" sites, which were way more sexual and humiliation based than I felt, I came upon the site of someone from the UK, who was going by the name Rebeckah. Her site was in detail the same things I felt. That day, my LG spirit was born. I contacted Rebeckah and she helped me a lot in those first days. Eventually I met Catrina and Arcee (my "twin") on chat, and they told me of another chatroom that was daily. There, I met my sisters Karen Marie, and later, Spinner, and later than that I met another sister - Emily. I also have another sister I met somewhere else ... Henrietta. These are my closest friends.

There have been a lot of changes since then. Some were by choice, some were forced upon me by circumstance. Some were because I was not careful enough. I just felt, and still feel, that there can be nothing wrong with emphasizing what is innocent and beautiful - but others who do not understand the LG mindset turn it into something it is not, they twist it, and as a result many of us must stay hidden for now. It is not our place or intent to upset people. We just want to be allowed to experience life from our perspective.

My first LG birthday, everyone forgot. I was heartbroken. Since then, I made a lot of friends in certain places, but now that I have left those places (one of those "forced upon me by circumstance" changes), I wonder if anyone will remember that today is my LG Birthday. I hope they will.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wow - a new post!

But just a short one for now.

I finally realized my album I posted of favorite LG pics is still alive. I thought it was gone. You can see it here:


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday: Serious Stuff

When a post is made on Tuesdays, it will be on serious issues regarding the LG, AB, IK (Inner Kid), AR (Age Regression), or AP (Age Play) Culture.

This week, we look at how people judge those of us who engage in these activities.

*Please note - There are some cases in which gender play and/or age play are sexual. For personal reason, I choose not to address these cases. The following editorial seeks only to defend non-sexually themed age and gender play.

One thing I find interesting is the multiplicity of groups that find the practice of age play and/or gender play to be upsetting. Put a man in one type of long black dress and send him to his job every day and we call him a Judge. Put him in another type of dress and a funny hat and we call him a Priest or a Bishop or a Cardinal. But let him wear another type of dress and he is branded as some kind of freak or pervert. Where is the logic behind that?

Age play is the same way. Wear diapers because you really can't control yourself and that is ok - but wear diapers because you want to, even though you can control yourself, and it means there's something wrong with you. Wear certain types of clothing because they make more sense going along with diapers when you are a toddler, but no wearing them when you are older than that - even if you still wear diapers for any reason.

And hearing this from me may surprise some - but the religious are oft-times the worst offenders. For a people who live and push a lifestyle that is not on par with those who are not religious, many don't seem to realize that when they point the finger at someone else, three point back at them. Why in the world would God concern himself with what kind of underwear I put on?

Think of the most innocent Human Being you can. Now, what came to mind? Either a baby or a little girl, right? So is it any big wonder that a person who loves innocence may as an alter ego choose to actually become that little girl?

Are there some cases in which Age Play may go too far? Sure. If a person becomes too immersed, they may not take care of their responsibilities. Everyone has responsibilities that should be met. In some cases we must take care of them ourselves, or we may pass some of them on to a willing and dependable partner. In some families Mom does the cooking and in some Dad really enjoys doing that. In some families Mom really likes doing the lawn care of fixing things around the house, or taking care of the car. Why should it always be that women do household chores and men do lawn work and car repair? The notion is ridiculous. In any case, as long as we meet our own responsibilities, what does it matter what we do in our own time among willing participants?

Everyone has their vices - their own way of relaxing and dealing with stress. Some like to do outdoor activities like hiking or cycling. Some like to go out to dinner or to a movie. Some just veg out at home and watch TV. Still others harm themselves by illegal drugs, over-indulgence in alcohol, or multiple sexual partners. Once in awhile, someone who is high-profile is found to be someone who likes to engage in AB or some such activity (Senator Vitter comes to mind), and people get all up in arms about it. But you can be an alcoholic (Senator Kennedy comes to mind here) and stay in office for decades.

What are your thoughts? Why do people get so uptight about these sub-cultures, but not about things that may actually cause harm?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday (May 30): Culture and Religion

In The spring in Japan, there is a holiday of importance to little girls. This is called "Hina-no-Sekku","Hina-Matsuri" (Doll's Festival) or "Momo-no-Sekku" (Peach blossom's Festival). At this time, mothers and daughters get out the Hina-Ningyo - Girls Day Dolls, and arrange them on a red cloth which may cover a structure with as many as seven steps. Here are a few links to sites that do a better job of explaining the festival than I could:



Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday (May 29, 2010): Fashion

I bet when you read that I was going to do two nights of updates in a row, you thought, "Yeah, right..." But, here I am! Ready to do my Saturday column on fashion!

So what is in for Summer 2010 for little girls? You might know I check stores like Justice regularly for new fashion trends. I have to tell you I am NOT impressed this season. It looked like we were on the edge of perhaps a trend into flashy sequined stuff.... you know... SPARKLE! .... but unfortunately now that does not seem to be the case. What was thrown out to me was boring old graphic Ts, Tie dye, printed leggings, and faded denim. bleh.

BUT! I waded through and I did pull out a few gems to share with you. First - while most tie dye stuff does not scream little girl in my opinion, this cute little skirt DOES:

It is called "Flowers By Zoe". You can find it offered for sale at Nordstroms: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3089033?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_pla=bottoms:women:skirt&cm_ite=flowers_by_zoe_tie_dye_skirt_%28big_girls%29:284164&cm_ven=Linkshare&siteId=4BI4CU9kIzw-ttu36LpvPpRR4zt4Z44lSg And it goes up to an extra large size. I may have to get one for me ... when it isn't over $50.

Ok - but what if you are wearing that cute little skirt and you want to go play on the playground? Unless you are a LHCMPA (Look How Cute My Panties Are!) girl, you'll want to preserve your dignity (as my friend Catrina says). Well, that's where this new little idea comes in - called Francie Pants! (No - seriously.)

Slip these on over your panties, and you can do flips and cartwheels, swing as high as you want, and climb on the jungle gym to your heart's content, even in a dress or skirt. Plus, they are cute.

And - lastly tonight - I did not leave out accessories. Check out this cute Hello Kitty watch set from Nordstrom's:

Five different bands to match your tie dye skirt or your Francie Pants.

Until next time!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday: What if...?

What if you won a large sum of money, but you had to spend it on your LG self (what a tragedy! ;-) )? What kinds of things would you buy? I'd really love to see your comments on this and I think others would be as well, if you could just press the little comment button. You don't have to register or use a real name or anything! I don't want this to be just a blog where I speak and everyone else just listens (reads) - though there are many who will readily say that I do enjoy the sound of my own voice! ;-)

One thing I would so love to do, if the money was enough, is to build a certain room in a house. Have you ever seen The Haunting? I absolutely fell in love with the room that had the mirrors all the way around and a carousel. I want one!!

Here is a Youtube clip of a scene with that room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFlurIYxTfw

And what of the rest of the house? I would want to decorate it in such a fashion as that it would be a refuge for myself and my friends. I would have bedrooms decorated in the following fashions: (Which one would you want to stay in? Comment!)

Perhaps a room recalling the carousel would be fun.
For the whole room: http://www.lunamurals.com/Carousel_Room_3.html
The ceiling -

A fairy themed nursery is a must - http://www.lunamurals.com/Fairy_Tree_Nursery.html

One room would just have to house this $3,000 hand painted round crib/cradle/rocking horse combo ... maybe it should go in the carousel bedroom?

We simply MUST have this Cinderella Carriage crib!!!

But we won't forget the older girls who would never want to sleep in a baby's crib. There are Cinderella beds for them as well:


A room fit for a future prima donna ballerina:

Other furniture besides beds would have to fit in the theme:

One thing I always like at LG Camp is that many girls will put signs on their doors to let you know who is staying in what room. So we'd have to have some of these made up:

To get one NOW, go to: http://www.etsy.com/listing/22917743/personalized-hello-kitty-little-girls

If I ever had the sum of money to do it - I'd have a house like this. What would you want to do with it?

Sorry it has been awhile

So sorry not to have updated in awhile. I am ready tonight to post a brand new update which I think has lots of fun ideas to look at! Expect updates through the weekend as well, with the normal Saturday (Fashion) and Sunday (Cultures) columns. (The next article will be up before midnight US EDT)

Thank you very much for my first 1,000 hits! Hopefully Sparkle Blog will be as much or more loved as its predecessor webzine.

Oh - and don't forget to comment! We love comments!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday - Fashion Column

It is Saturday, and that means it is time for another fashion article. Tomorrow many of us will be treated, hopefully, to seeing lots of little girls in their pretty Easter dresses. Maybe some of you have a new Easter dress as well.

I found a few dresses I liked from designer Joan Calabrese. My credit card company does not like them, however. But if I had the cash, I would go for something like these:

Or, if those are too fussy, you could go with something simpler and more conservative:


Now, I love this, BUT I want to have one made for me with one small change - I want the overlay to be purple lace, and I would like there to be sleeves (any seamstresses out there reading?):

Speaking of sleeves, that is the one big problem I have with many little girl dresses today. What the heck happened to sleeves? I suppose the only thing you can do is break down and buy a matching bolero for each dress:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday - Religion and Culture

Ok - so it is past midnight and I'm a little late. Just pretend I finished on Sunday.

This is sort of a strange one to do on a Sunday, because while I chose Sunday for Religion and Culture for some obvious reasons - those I will be writing about today have a much more religious view concerning Saturday. Now you probably realize from that, there is a link to Judaism in this article.

Lest we go too far and you say, "Well, THIS has nothing to do with girls," and you leave without reading any further, let me throw this out at you - Girl Scouts.

I hope I have your attention. What could possibly be the link between Judaism and Girl Scouts? It seems a troop of Girl Scouts in New York City has achieved something of a record in the 100 year history of Girl Scouts of America - Troop 3131 is the first all Jewish Girl Scout Troop. Realizing this, they focus on the Jewish Heritage of the members.

Girl Scouts of America encourages its members to study and be proud of their heritage. One of the badges Girl Scouts and Junior Girl Scouts can earn is the "My Heritage" badge. A quick Google of "Girl Scouts" and "Heritage" shows many GSUSA programs focusing on culture and heritage.

Troop 3131 holds their meetings at Chabad-Lubavitch of the West Side in New York City. At a recent meeting, a youth director at the Chabad House presided over their discussion, and is quoted as saying: "We are lucky to live in America today where we have the freedom to celebrate our religion easily."

Well-put, and it can be said that while girls may have been overlooked in the past as an integral link in preserving certain cultures, this seems to be fading out. In the past few years, there has been much emphasis on the Jewish Community on bringing up girls to understand their heritage from a very young age - and teaching it through the use of one things many girls have always loved - dolls. The most recent historical doll released by Mattel in the long-standing American Girl Dolls line is Rebecca - their first Jewish character - who lives in New York City in 1914.


Here is an article that tells a bit more about Troop 3131, and how they got started:

Note: The articles that were used in writing this article suggested that this is the first and possibly only All-Jewish GSUSA troop, but the comments in the cited article, and some Google searching, make this appear to not be completely true.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday: Fashion Column

Each day we will have a different feature here at Sparkle. Saturday will be dedicated to fashion. As should be expected, young girl fashion style is what will be in the spotlight.

My favorite style is the pettiskirt. That puts me in some interesting company. The pettiskirt first really started to gain popularity when Dakota Fanning wore one to the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, and she appeared in People Magazine wearing one. From the point, hundreds of orders for them poured in to Kandi Lightner, the designer. Eventually the business became known as Kaiya Eve. Here is a page all about Kandi Lightner, with some pictures of famous little firls in her skirts: http://www.kaiyaeve.com/designer/

Another young fashionista who loves the pettiskirt is Emily Grace Reaves (picture in this post). If you don't recognize the name - one day you will. She is the cousin of Miley Cyrus, BFF to Noah Cyrus (Miley's little sister), and gained fame by playing Cindy Lou in the Hannah Montana Movie. Emily has recently collaborated with "Ooh! La La! Couture" to produce her own line of dresses and skirts - many styled after the pettiskirt. Much of this is to lend awareness to her charity foundation, Lollipops and Rainbows.

Emily's Line of Clothes: http://www.prlog.org/10351802-ooh-la-la-couture-presents-the-emily-grace-collection-by-disney-actress-emily-grace-reaves.html

Emily's Foundation: http://www.lollipopsandrainbows.com

Emily's own site: http://www.emilygracereaves.com

Note: Many false reports were circulated when someone started a false rumor that Emily and Noah Cyrus had designed a line of lingerie for children. This was patently untrue and ridiculous. "Sparkle" disavows any part to this circulated false rumor.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A New Beginning

As many know, I went through some changes since the beginning of the year, and for reasons I will keep personal I took down my website and along with it a webzine which was very close to my heart. However, "Knuffles, The Magazine" had filled its purpose and in some ways it was time to move on to something new. It became apparent to me that currently, a blog would be the way to go. This will give me ease of updating, and I already have several ideas on different features to publish.

Sammy of Ikklespace came up with this idea to name it something like twinkle or sparkle, and I felt that really fit my personality (and anyone who knows me knows it also fits my wardrobe). Things that are sparkly or shiny can draw my attention quickly.

Some may be new to the world of LG. This may be the first time you are reading about it. I would like to try and summarize my view, but please keep in mind this is how *I* feel, and another LG might feel differently about what and who she is. One reason we struggle so much for acceptance is because people try to fit everyone into a box they think the person should fit in ... and we don't fit in it ... so the last thing I want to do is try to make a box that says, "To be LG, you MUST be this."

LG stands for Little Girl. In some ways it crosses the Age Play or Inner Kid community, and in other ways it can cross the Transgender Community. It is not merely a subset of TG, as there are also LGs who are biologically female as well as those who are biologically male. In short, an LG is anyone who feels she has a Little Girl spirit. She may be very pronounced or somewhat hidden, she may be very outgoing or very shy.

There is a misconception that LGs all like super-frilly dresses. Note I said it is a MISconception! We have all sorts of fashion tastes, just like any other group of girls! Personally, I like velvet ... and of course, glitter or sequins. It is probably, however, a safe assumption that almost every LG has at least one petticoat (even the most "averse to frilliness" LG I know has one petticoat).

There is a misconception it is all about sex. I said I didn't want to try and force LG into a box when I started to write this - but in all honesty I don't know any LG who feels it is about sex. Most of us are very adverse to any sexual overtones (or undertones) concerning our LG personalities.

That all explained, you will be better able to understand the very "G" rated nature of this blog - we are children, and we enjoy many of the same things children enjoy. That's what will be celebrated in Sparkle - childish femininity.

I hope you will enjoy and comment.