Hot Girl Summer Is a Utopian Notion
We’ll Never Reach Its Coconut-Scented Siren Call, But That Shouldn’t Stop Us From Trying
Here in Southern California, the Santa Ana winds are blowing, summoning us back to school, back to our routines, back to our lives.
The potential that once hung so heady in the sun-warmed solstice air is no more.
Just another year waiting on Hot Girl Summer.
Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion popularized the phrase “hot girl summer” before COVID, releasing a 2019 song of the same name that became her first No. 1 hit. Of its meaning, she told the Root, “It’s about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass …