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Rat Girl Summer

Rat Girl Summer is a TikTok trend that advises young women to act like a city rat in the summer, as in, lurk around, snack on treats, and live unabashedly. 

The trend was started by TikToker Lola Kolade in the summer of 2023 and has gone viral.

How do you have a Rat Girl Summer?

“We’re scurrying around the streets, we’re nibbling on our little snacks, and generally finding ourselves in places we have no business being in. Embrace the rodent energy,” says Lola Kolade, the TikTok creator credited with inventing the term.

In order to have a successful Rat Girl Summer, Kolade encourages users to focus on four main qualities: going outside, nibbling on food, not being embarrassed about anything and avoiding overthinking.

What is the impact of Rat Girl Summer?

Since going viral, the concept has been taken up by other creators who have interpreted Rat Girl Summer as a means of letting go of obsessive or strict beauty and lifestyle maintenance.


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