An image from Fairy School in Brooklyn
Twig the Fairy
And of course, faerie subculture can vary. Some people simply like fairy-inspired, natural things; to other people it is a religion, and they believe in fairies and their power to connect to and communicate with them (although if there's anything we learn from fairy tales, it's that fairies can be very dangerous and it would be more wise to avoid them). As the article's subtitle says, "Faeries are the new angels, emerging from the fantasy subculture into the sphere of spiritual faith and attracting believers in surprising places."