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Supporting Young People in the sXe Community

I had just gotten three x’s tattooed on my back. I started calling myself straight edge at 16, I got the idea to get a tattoo at 19. I was less than pleased that my commitment was being treated as a...

How to be Positively Badass

 What do Johnny Cupcakes, The Acacia Strain, and a French tip manicure have in common? More specifically: Who? With three guesses and a few clicks of the mouse on social media, you may discover the st...

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Raising Kids in a Not so sXe World

Bundled up in handmade hats and mittens we met up with another family at our town’s tree lighting. My middle school daughter ran arm in arm with her girlfriend giggling and talking about the future. I...

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sXe AND CELEBRATING

Nothing is more isolating then hearing the awkward silence that follows opening a gift at a Yankee swap and seeing that it’s wine. There are the initial crickets, then a hurried apology, someone offer...

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An Introduction: Darcie

Introducing myself cannot be done without simultaneously questioning whether or not Straight Edge can harmoniously coincide with Recovery. I regret to inform you that I am not one of the lucky individ...

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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....

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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 ...