Month: November 2019

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sXe for Life

I’ve been Straight Edge for literally forever. Well, I like to be honest. In high school, I had 1 sip of vodka by itself and another sip mixed with root beer (I don’t even like root beer) in my friend...

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PTSD and the sXe Struggle. How Echo found her Voice. How Breaking Edge saved my life

To hear how I became; needs a bit of a back story, but that's was a lifetime ago, and this is where I stand today. So I married a Narcissist...It sounds like a repop of an old Mike Meyer's Movie, and ...

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Sober Friendship

I knew getting sober would change my life, but I didn’t know my friends would act like it changed theirs, too. The longer I’ve been a part of the Straight Edge lifestyle, the more confident I’ve becom...

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Being That Girl

Drugs are a topic that is talked about in every high school on earth. Whether it’s the teachers attempting to tell the students not to do them, or the students themselves talking about it, it’s there....

Sober Revolution: The story of straight edge hardcore in 10 records

Read the story of straight edge hardcore, a curious clean-living subculture that emerged in reaction to the excesses of punk. By 1980, punk rock, one of the most innovative and confrontational music a...

Straight edge: How one 46-second song started a 35-year movement

No drugs, no booze…just “positive mental attitude” and lots of testosterone Those are the words of Ian Mackaye, frontman of the seminal Washington DC hardcore band Minor Threat, in 1981. The loud, pis...

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Uncool: That sXe Mormon Chick

I remember when I was in 8th grade, I started to become really into music. I was obsessed with post-hardcore bands like Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Silverstein, and Story of the Year religiously. I ...

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Self-Love, Sobriety and sXe

During my second year of graduate school for Sociology & Social Justice, I took Quantitative Analysis with a professor, who insisted we call him “Rich.” Rich was not only a great professor but awesome...

Are You Just A Coat rack to the Boys?

Originally Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Written by: Teresa Brat    I started writing this piece because someone remarked, either as a joke or in all seriousness, that girls aren&...

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